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What is “Blister” and Why Can’t I Recycle it?

Blister containers are a type of ridged plastics which come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and resin codes. These types of containers are commonly used to package berries, salad greens, eggs, cupcakes and numerous other items. It is currently less expensive for manufactures to produce these types of plastic containers using virgin materials than it is for them to use recycled products, which leaves little to no incentive for them to do so.  .

GJ CRI No Longer Able to Accept Blister

Posted January 25, 2018 As a result of both recent and long-term market developments, GJ CRI has been forced to join hundreds of recycling programs nationwide in revising the types of plastics collected by our program. Due to insufficient end markets, we will no longer be accepting “blister” containers, commonly known in the plastics and recycling industry as “thermoform.” Blister containers are considered ridged plastics by industry standards and come in a variety of .