Horse feed manufacturer reins in packaging waste with help from TerraCycle
Excel Equine Feeds, a horse feed manufacturer, has launched a new recycling program in partnership with TerraCycle.
Saddled with large empty plastic bags of horse feed which are not recyclable curbside throughout Louisville, Excel Equine Feeds has partnered with TerraCycle to process the feed packaging and reward customers for participating in the program.
To participate, Excel Equine Feeds asks customers to drop-off their empty bags at their Louisville store or to mail back their empty packaging for recycling after they receive a new shipment.
The collected bags are then cleaned, shredded, melted and extruded into a pelletized format for use in recycled plastic applications like outdoor furniture and decking, shipping pallets or flooring tiles.
"Horse owners not only want what's best for their animals, they also want to preserve the natural spaces where they and their horses can do what they love," said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO. "Partnering with brands like Excel Equine Feeds ensures we can help limit plastic packaging in the landfill and preserve the outdoors for future generations of riders everywhere."