New York (CNN) – Walmart partnered with TerraCycle, a global waste management company that works with consumer products, retailers, cities and recycling facilities that are "difficult to recycle" "To offer the largest car seat recycling event in the country, with the participation of nearly 4,000 Walmarts nationwide.
People who participate in the program will receive a $ 30 Walmart gift card for trading their old car seats. The program begins Monday and runs through September 30 in honor of National Baby Safety Month.
TerraCycle founder and CEO Tom Skazi expects to "divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills."
"Through Walmart, the car seat recycling program, traditionally non-recyclable car seats, can now be reclaimed. "We are proud to be working with this thinking company to offer coast-to-coast families a way to provide a car seat, one that has kept their little ones safe, a second life. "
Use of car seat recycle model material, TerraCycle will work with subcontractors across the country to separate car seats and separate them into components. Once disassembled, the company will use each component to be recycled
It pays to be safe! Recycle the car seat your child has grown into a supercenter @ Walmart by 9.30 and receive a gift $ 30 card. Learn more: https://t.co/LprsyTkuSq records19459009gerypic.twitter.com/txh5ZOy195 photos19659007active— TerraCycle (@TerraCycle) September 16, 2019
All work will be done on US materials and 19659007] for a car will not turn it into a landfill or be burned, said Bret Stevens, TerraCycle's global vice president of sales and supplies.
"Safety – especially the safety of car seats – is a top priority for Walmart & # 39; s Baby Division, so we wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offers unprecedented access to the adult chair trade gift card car – perfect for using your baby's next car seat, "said Melody Richards, Walmart Baby Vice President," Sustainability is equally important to Walmart, so we are happy to work with TerraCycle who will recycle everyone automotive component
Although this is not the first time TerraCycle has worked with Walmart, it is the first time the two companies have come together to offer Walmart's first national car seat acceptance program.
] "TerraCycle's mission is to eliminate the idea of waste by collecting and recycling traditionally non-recyclable materials," Stevens told CNN. "Every time we can partner with a retailer or a consumer product company to promote awareness of the fact that these everyday items can they want to see another life, we are happy to participate. "
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