Let’s talk trash. It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living sustainably, but for most of us, it is an unavoidable part of modern living. While landfill avoidance is an important part of living sustainably, there are many household products that can’t be recycled or reused. So, is there any way to minimize the impact of household waste? Is it possible to do more and waste less?

The team at Glad thinks so. Glad is committed to Doing More to Waste Less. Glad has sustainability goals across the entire brand to ensure its leadership in sustainable waste management. Glad is committed to making waste handling more effective and less confusing.

If you live in a municipality with blue bag and clear bag recycling programs and/or municipal composting capabilities, Glad recycling and composting bags offer a convenient solution to help ensure waste is properly diverted. For all remaining waste, choose Glad ForceFlex drawstring trash bags. Made with a proprietary technology Glad ForceFlex drawstring trash bags are made with less plastic yet deliver the same trusted strength you expect from Glad.*

Outsmarting Waste in Products & Packaging

Glad leverages advanced technologies to reduce the overall material needed to “get the job done,” and is incorporating non-virgin material—such as Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic—without sacrificing strength or performance. In addition, Glad has set aggressive goals to improve the environmental footprint of their products:

  • 50% reduction in virgin material for trash bags by 2030
  • 60% reduction in virgin material for packaging by 2030
  • 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025

Using less material overall, smarter material when necessary and always without sacrificing strength, Glad is advancing sustainability without tradeoffs.

Outsmarting Waste in Production

Glad’s sustainability aspirations come to life in their “house” as well. 100% of Glad North American manufacturing plants are:

  • Zero-Waste-to-Landfill, which means at least 90% of waste is recycled or repurposed, and the remainder is sent to a waste-to-energy facility
  • Powered by renewable energy

Glad takes its role as the leader of sustainable waste management seriously and is committed to addressing sustainability across its operations.

Glad Trash Bags: Do More to Waste Less

Outsmarting Waste through Partnerships & Programs

Many households across the country aspire to be more sustainable, but lack access to and education about waste diversion solutions. As such, Glad is partnering with like-minded organizations to:

  • Scale access to recycling and other waste diversion services and solutions to communities without municipal recycling programs
  • Provide education that clarifies and streamlines waste diversion practices

*Made with 7% to 24% less plastic vs. top 10 competitors.