Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™

DESCRIPTION

Use this box to recycle any flexible or rigid plastic packaging.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Zero Waste Boxes Include:
Color printed shipping box
Pre-paid UPS return shipping label
Processing of waste 

ACCEPTABLE WASTE

Please send us any type of packaging material such as food containers for infants, non-recyclable baking packing/muffin tins, ingredients packaging (such as packaging for flour, oil bottles and bags, food coloring, sprinkles, pastes, bread, naan, pita bread, bagels, buns). You can also send bubble wraps, padded envelopes, Styrofoam peanuts, air bags, pallet liners and covers, shrink wrap, cushioning, tissue paper packaging, foam sheets, foam planks, spices packaging, cereal bags, coffee bags made out of burlap, fresh seal bags. Any single serving packs (such as for mustard etc.), plastic containers for food or condiments (such as containers for ketchup, hot sauce, cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, honey, syrup, salad dressing etc.), packaging for dried products (such as nuts, dried fruits and vegetables, granola etc.) egg cartons made from cardboard and styrofoam, energy bar wrappers, frozen food bags and packaging, pasta packaging with case and wrapping, frozen pizza packaging with the trays and protective sheaths, gum packaging, non recyclable packaging for instant foods like cup noodles and camping food, plastic bags for storage and shopping, freezer bags, grocery bags, ice bags, trash bags, meat packaging, packaging from meal take out and delivery, drink mix packaging, fruit and vegetable plastic bags, wrappers, ties, rubberbands, packaging for seasonings, and carry out plastic bags. 

HOW IT WORKS

Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location to ship your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

 

PROCESS

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into the various forms of plastic that make it up. The separated plastics then undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

UNACCEPTABLE WASTE

Please remove the contents of all food packaging before sending. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurized canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your municipal system.