Bottles that are easy to crush (including thin, crinkly, lightweight plastic bottles that are commonly sold in bulk cases) are made with crinkly or flexible plastic that becomes flattened in the sorting process and gets sorted incorrectly. They end up in the paper stream, which lowers the quality of the recycled paper and makes it harder to sell. These items should go in your trash cart.
They do not go in your Hefty® EnergyBag™
Reduce and Reuse
Buy only what you need and look for other container options.