1. Groceries and merchandise are purchased at H-E-B and bagged with H-E-B plastic bags. These bags are then saved by students and community members and are brought to the participating school.
2. Once at the school, the bags are rolled tightly and packed into shipping liners. An instruction manual is followed to ensure a tight fit. The heavier the liners, the more dollars for the school.
3. Once the schools' recycling liners are full, they're mailed to Enviro-Bag®, where the contents are weighed, sorted, and graded on cleanliness.A report card is then sent to the school, telling them how much the liners weighed and how much money they earned.
4. After that, all of the H-E-B plastic bags are reground into tiny plastic pellets with a regrind machine.
5. Pellets are then sent through an extrusion machine where they are compressed, heated and flattened to make trash bags from H-E-B plastic bags.
6. H-E-B Enviro-Bag trash bags include all the collected H-E-B plastic bags. They're shipped to H-E-B stores, stocked on the shelves and made available for purchase.