With the goal of helping consumers recycle used food storage containers, Rubbermaid is teaming with TerraCycle on the development of an initiative that will help ensure that items made from glass and plastic will have a “sustainable end” to their lifecycle.
The Rubbermaid Food Storage Recycling Program will allow consumers to send in well-used glass and plastic food storage containers to be recycled for free. To participate, users can sign up on the TerraCycle program pages for the United States or Canada and mail in the items using a prepaid shipping label.
Once collected, the containers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic or glass that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
“Partnering with TerraCycle allows us to create an even more sustainable product lifecycle while giving consumers an easy way to recycle their well-used containers whenever they are ready to upgrade to our newest innovations,” said Ryan Hall, marketing director, Food Storage at Newell Brands.
Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO, said Rubbermaid is offering consumers a unique opportunity to divert waste from landfills and responsibly dispose of food storage containers that may initially seem unrecyclable.
“By accepting and recycling any food storage product, regardless of brand through the recycling program, Rubbermaid is expanding its commitment to sustainability and helping to build awareness that a recycling solution exists for just about everything,” he added.
The Rubbermaid Food Storage Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization. For more information on TerraCycle’s recycling programs, visit www.terracycle.com.