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Toy manufacturer launches national recycling program with TerraCycle

The Spin Master Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization the US.

April 7, 2021  by CM Staff

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TORONTO — On Apr. 7, Spin Master Corp., a children’s toy manufacturer, announced that it has partnered with international recycler TerraCycle to make its toys and games recyclable in the United States.

“As a global company that creates innovative toys and games that inspire magical play experiences, we recognize the need to help preserve our environment for the benefit of the children we entertain today and for generations to come,” said Tammy Smitham, Spin Master’s VP of Communications & Corporate Citizenship. “Our program with TerraCycle gives our well-loved toys a reimagined future while also reducing our impact on the environment.”

Through the Spin Master Recycling Program, consumers can now send in Spin Master toys and games to TerraCycle to be recycled for free. People can sign up on the TerraCycle program page (https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/spin-master) and mail in the toys using the prepaid shipping label provided. Once collected, the Spin Master toys are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables.

“The Spin Master Recycling Program is a perfect chance to engage the next generation through sustainability in a fun and approachable way,” said TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky.

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In addition to diverting waste from landfills, Spin Master has made other environmental commitments including streamlining manufacturing processes to prioritize recovery and recycling, alongside goals to reduce plastic packaging and offset self-generated carbon emissions annually.

The Spin Master Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization the US.


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