Hasbro Announces Toy Recycling Program, Offers Free Recycling for Well-Loved Toys and Games

Hasbro, Inc. announced today that it is launching a new, industry-leading, toy and game recycling pilot program with TerraCycle, a global leader in product recycling. During the pilot program, consumers can collect and send their well-loved Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, who will recycle them into materials that can be used in the construction of play spaces, flower pots, park benches, and other innovative uses. In 2018, Hasbro is piloting the program in the contiguous U.S. “We’re excited to launch the Hasbro Toy Recycling pilot program because it aligns…

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Republic Services Offers Tips to Reduce Recycling Contamination at Home and Business for Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Republic Services, Inc. have encouraged their employees and the communities they serve across the country to commit to taking their recycling habits to the next level with #1MORE act of environmental responsibility to reduce contamination of the recycling waste stream. Recycling contamination can be anything other than what is intended to be collected and recycled, including unwanted substances such as residual food or liquid that can be harmful to the recycling process. Once a contaminated item comes into contact with other recyclables,…

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Staples Celebrates Earth Day by Expanding Electronics Recycling Program to Include Coffee Brewers

Staples has become the first and only US retailer to accept both single serve and traditional coffee brewers for free recycling in stores as a part of its larger electronics recycling program. The expansion of the Staples free electronics recycling program is available to all customers in the US. Since starting the program in 2007, Staples has collected more than 400 million pounds of electronic waste, including ink and toner, which is the weight of roughly 13 Brooklyn Bridges. “We know coffee is an important part of the morning routine…

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Unilever calls for accelerated industry action on packaging waste

Unilever today called for the consumer goods industry to step-up its efforts to tackle the mounting challenge of ocean plastic waste and create a circular economy for plastics. One year after Unilever made its industry-leading commitment to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging was fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges. He urged more to step forward to accelerate the industry’s progress towards the circular economy and address plastic leakage into the world’s natural systems including waterways and…

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Nikki Reed and Dell Turn E-Waste into New Treasures with Recycled Gold Jewelry Collection

Dell and actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed are announcing a collaboration in support of the sustainable design movement. The Circular Collection by Bayou with Love and Dell is a new limited edition, jewelry collection made in the US and sourced from gold recovered from Dell’s recycling programs. The collection, which includes 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks, were showcased at this year’s 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2018) to highlight the widespread impact that e-waste, or disposable electronic equipment, has on the environment and the role we all…

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