Rubbermaid has partnered with international recycling provider, TerraCycle, to make all brands of well-used food storage containers recyclable in the U.S. and Canada. Through this new partnership, Rubbermaid said it will help ensure all glass and plastic food storage containers will have a sustainable end to their lifecycle.
“Our food storage products help keep food fresh to reduce waste and are made better to enable a long life of reusability. 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. As an exclusive partner in our category, we are excited to be leading the way,” said Ryan Hall, marketing director, food storage at Newell Brands.
Through the Rubbermaid food storage recycling program, consumers can now send in all brands of well-used glass and plastic food storage containers to be recycled for free. Participants can sign up on the TerraCycle program pages for the U.S. and 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.
“Newell Brands and 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. “By accepting and recycling any food storage product, regardless of brand through the recycling program, Rubbermaid is expanding their commitment to sustainability and helping to build awareness that a recycling solution exists for just about everything.”
The program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization.