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Go green this Halloween with the help of TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Boxes

By Agility PR Solutions   

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TerraCycle invites everyone to keep candy wrappers from creeping into landfills

NORTH YORK, ON, October 11, 2022 – While “spooky season” brings great fun, Halloween traditions generate a frightening amount of plastic waste each year. According to industry data, Canadians purchase nearly 230 million kilograms of chocolate candy alone for Halloween. But when the parties are over and trick or treating is done, pesky piles of candy wrappers can be found at curbs all over the neighborhood – and all across the country.

Most candy wrappers are tricky to recycle because they are made from a mix of materials, including polypropylene, aluminum foil, and paper. To avoid being haunted by the remnants of these bite-sized, individually-wrapped treats, TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Boxes provide a convenient recycling solution for all brands of flexible plastic-based candy packaging and wrappers, which are not recyclable through conventional recycling facilities.

  • When placed in public spaces such as schools, community centers, local businesses, and neighborhood parks, Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Boxes encourage people to responsibly dispose of their wrappers instead of tossing items on the ground.

When full, the boxes can be returned to TerraCycle for processing, and the collected waste will be cleaned, melted, and remolded to make new products.

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“At TerraCycle, we are committed to helping you enjoy your holiday treats guilt-free through our Zero Waste Box solutions,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “This Halloween, we encourage everyone to go green and take initiative to recycle candy and snack wrappers to make for a cleaner future.”

TerraCycle, the world’s leader in the collection and re-purposing of complex waste streams, created the Zero Waste Box service to provide solutions for difficult-to-recycle waste that cannot be recycled through TerraCycle’s brand-sponsored, national recycling programs or via standard municipal recycling. To learn more about TerraCycle and its innovative recycling solutions, visit www.terracycle.ca.

About TerraCycle Canada

TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals, and has raised over $44 million for schools and nonprofits since its founding more than 15 years ago. To learn more about TerraCycle and join them on their journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one, please visit www.terracycle.ca.

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