Resourceful Logo

Los Angeles

Plasticized paper

bin icon



Plasticized paper


Paper is the main portion of this packaging material, covered with a thin film of plastic, on one side. This can be placed in the compost (green) cart. The plastic will not compost, but once the paper decomposes, the small wad of plastic would be screened-out and might be re-composted, or may be screened out and go to the landfill.


There are basically no commercial alternatives to the qualities of plasticized paper. The plastic is laminated to the paper, to create a liquid resistant barrier. At one time this might have been a wax barrier substance (on paperboard containers), but cheap (fracked), and more efficient plastic has replaced that barrier, in most cases.

Other Items

Napkins & Tissues
Christmas Tree (Not Flocked)
Paperboard Milk Cartons
Paper Take-Out Boxes
Food Grease
Paper Cups
Paper Towels
Paper Clamshells
Greasy Pizza Boxes
Cotton Balls, Q-Tips, & Swabs
Resourceful mobile app waiting list

Sustainability is easier with an app.

Join the early users

Get simple eco tips in your inbox.

Give it a try—it only takes a click to unsubscribe.