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Maximizing Strength, Minimizing Plastic Waste*

Can a trash bag be strong AND better for the planet? We say yes. Today, Glad drawstring trash bags use less plastic than the leading competitors and we’re always hard at work creating bags that help you be more sustainable. It’s better than all good, It’s all Glad. * Compared to previous single layer Glad 13 gal. bag. † Ranges 4%–28% vs the top 7 competitors by volume IRI L52W 12.31.23.
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If everyone in the U.S. chose Glad drawstring trash bags, we’d save a whopping

100 million pounds

of plastic waste each year. That’s as heavy as… ‡ If existing non-Glad drawstring buyers switch to Glad drawstring bags. Estimates based on 2023 IRI sales data.
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Same Trusted Strength, Less Environmental Impact

Glad's Dual Layer ForceFlex Technology is a game-changer in plastic waste reduction, preventing a remarkable 100 million pounds of plastic from entering landfills since 2019!§ § Compared to previous single layer Glad 13 gal. bag. Estimate based on 2019–2023 IRI sales data.
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We Believe Less Is More...

Less Plastic

Our breakthrough technology enables Glad drawstring kitchen trash bags to use less plastic than leading competition without sacrificing strength.

Goal
50% reduction in virgin materials for Glad Trash by 2030**
Achievement
Reduced virgin material by 15% since 2018††

¶ Ranges 4%-28% vs the top 7 competitors by volume IRI L52W 12.31.23.

**Applies to Glad trash business product and packaging comparison between 2018 and 2022. Achieved by plastic reduction in product and increased recycled fiber in packaging.

†† Applies to Glad trash business product and packaging comparison between 2018 and 2023. Achieved by plastic reduction in product and increased recycled fiber in packaging.

Less Pollution

We’re improving manufacturing processes to reduce environmental impact.

Goal
100% renewable electricity in our North American plants‡‡
Achievement
Goal achieved in January 2021!

‡‡ For bags manufactured in U.S. plants. All energy used is offset by virtual power purchase agreements and purchased renewable energy certificates (REC’s).

Less Waste

We’re reducing the environmental impact of our packaging.

Goal
100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025
Achievement
99% of the material used to make our packaging is recyclable§§

Goal
60% reduction in virgin packaging by 2030¶¶
Achievement
Reduced virgin packaging material by 50% since 2018***

§§ Applies to Glad trash, wraps, and food bag businesses as of CY2023.

¶¶ Applies to Glad trash, wraps, and food bags business comparison between 2018 and 2022. Achieved by increased recycled fiber in packaging.

*** Applies to Glad trash, wraps, and food bags business comparison between 2018 and 2023. Achieved by increased recycled fiber in packaging.

Except When It’s Not.

We can’t do this alone, so we’re actively partnering with like-minded companies and organizations to reach our goals even faster.
Home Depot

Glad has joined forces with The Home Depot to help reduce and recycle plastic waste by collecting and processing plastic shipping waste, along with other recycled materials, to bring you a bag with 10% recycled plastic and guaranteed strength. Learn more about our partnership here.

Recyclops

Glad teamed up with Recyclops to improve curbside recycling access across the U.S. Learn more about Recyclops here.

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