A new waste management option called the Hefty® EnergyBagTM, a.k.a. “Orange Bag” program is rolling out in parts of the country, including Nebraska. The EnergyBag was a sponsor of the April 22 Omaha Earth Day and the April 30 Bellevue Earth Day activities in 2017. It was also present at the 2017 College World Series.
The Energy Bag program encourages people with non-recyclable plastics to collect them in an Orange Bag along with their recycling. The collected materials will then be shipped off to be “converted into energy to produce cement.” Is this a big environmental win? The short and simple answer is a definitive “No!”
Yoder, Rick, "Waste & Energy: The Orange Challenge" (2017). White Papers. 21.