Put all of your non-recyclable and non-organic waste that is generated in your kitchen in the Kitchen Zero Waste Bag to ensure that all of your kitchen waste gets recycled.Then ship any combination of bags to TerraCycle using a (separately sold) Zero Waste Shipping Box.
Zero Waste Bag
Processing of waste
Home Cleaning Accessories
Coffee and Tea Accessories
Party Supplies And Dining Disposables
Interior Home Furnishings
Prescription Drug Containers
Home Fabrics and Clothing
When you receive your bag fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, place the bag in your separately purchased Zero Waste Shipping box, with any other full Zero Waste Bags. Once your box is full, bring it to any FedEx location to ship your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid FedEx shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.
The collected waste is mechanically and hand separated into fibers (like wood and coated paper), fabrics (like cotton), metals, plastics and other materials. The resulting fibers will be hydropulped to separate out coatings (like wax and plastics). The separated fiber will be recycled into new paper products, or composted if recycling is not possible. The resulting plastics will be recycled into plastic polymers. The separated fabrics are reused, upcycled or recycled as appropriate. Metals are smelted for steelmaking. Flexible and rigid plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into various recycled plastic products. Other materials, like glass or rubbers, will be recycled as appropriate to that category of waste. Please take note of what is recyclable in your local recycling system when using this program.
We will not accept kitchen organics, broken glass nor household hazardous waste in this bag such as lithium ion batteries, pesticides, paint, pressurized canisters or medical sharps.