TerraCycle launches recycling solution for candy packaging and wrappers
According to industry data, Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween. But when the parties are over and trick or treating is done, pesky piles of candy wrappers can be found at curbs all over the neighbourhood - and all across the country.
Most candy wrappers are tricky to recycle because they are made from a mix of materials, including polypropylene, aluminum foil, and paper. To avoid being haunted by the remnants of these bite-sized, individually-wrapped treats, TerraCycle's Zero Waste Boxes provide a recycling solution for all brands of flexible plastic-based candy packaging and wrappers, which are not recyclable through conventional recycling facilities.
When placed in public spaces such as schools, community centres, local businesses, and neighbourhood parks, Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Boxes encourage people to responsibly dispose of their wrappers instead of tossing items on the ground.
When full, the boxes, pouches and pallets can be returned to TerraCycle for processing and the collected waste will be cleaned, melted and remolded to make new products.
"Here at TerraCycle, we are happy to provide a few tricks to help you enjoy your treats guilt-free through our Zero Waste Box program," said Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle. "Our solutions make it easy to go green this Halloween by reducing the impact of candy and snack wrappers on the environment."