Get Recycling With TerraCycle®
It is no secret I am trying to reduce my waste - one way to do that is to recycle! But there are so many items that can't go into my kerbside recycling bin. It is great that I can now take my soft plastics back to Coles or Woolworths....but what about pill packets, toothpaste tubes, shampoo bottles, party supplies, lotion bottles - the list goes on and on.
TerraCycle is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste. In 21 countries, they tackle the issue from many angles. They have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items.
They offer free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply head over to their website, terracycle.com to find a recycling program, then start to collect your waste, download the free shipping labels and send in your waste to be recycled.
In Australia, you can recycle items including; hair care and colour, hair aerosols, L'OR, Moccona & illy aluminium coffee capsules, LOL Suprise! Packaging, NESCAFE Dolce Gusto coffee capsules, Oral care, Pet food packaging, razor blades and packaging and writing supplies.
There are also waste-free warriors around the country who are collecting items to be sent off to TerraCycle - one of these awesome humans is Lottie at Banish. She has created Banish Recycling And Disposal Program (aka BRAD). To get involved, simply collect up your items - be sure to check the list of items that she accepts - mail them to her and you will get a $15 voucher to spend at Banish.
My little fam and I have just started collecting these pesky items and will be sending them off to Lottie when our BRAD box is full - keep an eye on our IGTV.
Have you heard of BRAD or TerraCycle?