International recycling leader, TerraCycle® has announced a national recycling initiative with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy® and Fisher House Foundation that calls upon CVS Pharmacy customers to recycle all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging to help win a playground* for a military medical center.
“Through our partnership with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy and Fisher House Foundation, we are providing consumers with a unique opportunity to responsibly dispose of their razor waste and make a positive impact on the environment for future generations”
CVS Pharmacy customers who are ready to recycle their razor waste can visit the campaign website at http://cvs.com/recycleshave, download a free shipping label and ship the razors and packaging to TerraCycle for easy recycling. The state that collects the most waste per capita will win a new playground*, made from the recycled materials, that will be awarded to a local Fisher House location.
“Through our partnership with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy and Fisher House Foundation, we are providing consumers with a unique opportunity to responsibly dispose of their razor waste and make a positive impact on the environment for future generations,” said Tom Szaky, CEO, TerraCycle. “We are happy to align with these forward-thinking companies to give communities the opportunity to engage around a free, easy recycling solution that supports veterans and their families.”
“Over the years, we’ve seen firsthand the impact a family’s presence can make for ill or injured veterans and service members receiving medical care far away from home,” said Ken Fisher, chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “Gillette, TerraCycle, and CVS Pharmacy collaborating to bring awareness to the work we do and to provide a source of joy to our youngest guests is a tremendous gift to us. It shows the power of what we can do when we all come together to support our military heroes and their families.”
Concluding on August 31, each unitϮ of razor and packaging waste sent to TerraCycle will be tallied by state. The total units recycled per state will then be divided by the 2018 Population Estimates as indicated on www.census.gov for a recycling per state ratio. The state with the highest recycling per capita will be named the winner and a playground, or another project of similar value as determined by the winning house manager, made from the recycled razor and packaging waste will be installed on the premises of a Fisher House location in the state that earned the most points. If the winning state does not have a Fisher House location, the Fisher House location in closest geographic proximity will be awarded.
The Gillette Razor Recycling Program is an ongoing activity, open to any individual, family, school or community group. To learn more about the program, please visit http://www.terracycle.com.
* Playground or another project of similar value as determined by the winning house manager.
Ϯ A unit is defined as 0.05 lbs of used, post-consumer razors and packaging.