BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Walmart has partnered with TerraCycle to pilot its new recycling collection program. Through the new Community Recycling Hubs, consumers can recycle pet food and other product packaging.
The recycling hubs are currently located at Walmart’s locations in Springdale and Fayetteville, Ark., and Broken Arrow, Okla.
Operated by TerraCycle, the Community Recycling Hubs offer a one-stop recycling solution for packaging that commonly cannot be recycled via curbside collection, including skincare, beauty, home and garden, office supplies, food and pet food packaging. According to Walmart, these types of plastic packaging are associated with higher costs and are, therefore, not recycled on a large scale. With the help of TerraCycle, these types of plastic packaging can be converted into raw materials without the high costs of collection.
At the hubs, consumers can easily recycle plastic pet food bags, pouches and pet treat packaging. TerraCycle will transport all the recycled waste from the hubs to its recovery facilities, in which the waste will be transformed into raw materials to create new products.
The new Community Recycling Hubs are sponsored by Walmart, Sam’s Club, Unilever, Nestle, PepsiCo Inc., The Procter & Gamble Company and Mattel Inc.
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