posted April 10, 2012 by alexis |
here at method, we tend to look at challenges as opportunities for innovation. which is why last year we partnered with TerraCycle – the world’s leader in collecting difficult-to-recycle packaging and making it into new products – to collect and upcycle method laundry, dish and hand wash refill pouches. these packages are very efficient to make, yet aren’t widely accepted by curbside recycling programs. but with TerraCycle’s innovative processes, the non-recyclable becomes recyclable.
schools, community centers, youth groups, churches and more can set up TerraCycle collection locations to collect and send in typically non-recyclable waste to be turned into new products, i.e. upcycled, and earn money for their organization at the same time.
this year, instead of only collecting method refill pouches, we’ve expanded our TerraCycle Brigade to include the collection of our pumps, triggers, wipes, pouches and caps. and perhaps even more exciting, we’re now also collecting refill pouches, pumps, triggers, etc. from ANY cleaning product sold in the US.
by accepting packaging from all cleaning product companies, we can work to reduce landfill waste and replace the use of virgin materials while saving energy and carbon emissions. our goal for 2012 is to collect and upcycle more than method manufactures in the year. and we think we can do it.
to find out more about the TerraCycle program, find upcycling brigades in your neighborhood or find out how to start your own, visit http://www.terracycle.net/en-US/how-terracycle-works.html