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Rubbermaid launches national recycling program

Consumers can now recycle well-used food storage containers through TerraCycle

July 14, 2020  by CM Staff

TRENTON, N.J. — Rubbermaid, a home organization and food storage solutions provider, announced on July 14 a partnership with international recycling company, TerraCycle, to make all brands of food storage containers recyclable in the U.S. and Canada.

Through the Rubbermaid Food Storage Recycling Program, consumers can send in all brands of well-used glass and plastic food storage containers to be recycled for free. Participants have to sign up on the TerraCycle program pages for the U.S. or Canada and mail in well-used food storage containers 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.

“Brands like Rubbermaid are offering consumers a unique opportunity to divert waste from landfills and responsibly dispose of food storage containers that may initially seem unrecyclable,” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle founder and CEO, in a statement. “By accepting and recycling any food storage product, Rubbermaid is expanding their commitment to sustainability and helping to build awareness that a recycling solution exists for just about everything.”

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