TerraCycle tackles single-use waste generated from Super Bowl LVIII celebrations
From kickoff to the final whistle, the Super Bowl always features plenty of trash talk between the fans of opposing teams. While the cheers and jeers echo through parking lots and living rooms, the excess of single-use packaging waste left behind in the aftermath of tailgates and viewing parties often goes unnoticed. SNAC International reports that 112 million pounds of snacks are consumed on game day, most of which come packaged in single-use plastic.
"Everyone knows that game day is as much about food and tailgating as it is about football," said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle. "Unfortunately, the environmental toll of these celebrations adds up quickly. Our Zero Waste Boxes help consumers keep waste out of landfills and incinerators, ensuring a victory not only for the winning team on the field but for the planet as well."
TerraCycle's Zero Waste Boxes offer a convenient recycling solution for all waste generated at game day parties that is not typically recycled through municipal recycling services.
TerraCycle has shared a sustainable plan for when after the football-watching festivities are over:
- Tailgaters can toss their empty plastic cups into the #6 Rigid Plastic Cups – Zero Waste Box instead of the trash can.
- Whether organizing a potluck or ordering in a small feast, hosts can recycle plastic utensils and plates, single-use food storage containers, and other party supplies post-game with the Dining Disposables and Party Decorations - Zero Waste Box.
- When it's time to clean up, recycle empty wrappers and snack bags with the Candy and Snack Wrappers - Zero Waste Box.
- After the final touchdown has been scored, guests can recycle all other single-use packaging with the Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box.
When full, the boxes are returned to TerraCycle for recycling using the affixed prepaid shipping label. The collected waste will be cleaned, melted, and remoulded into pellets that can be used to make new products.