Corks - Zero Waste Box™

DESCRIPTION

Use this box to recycle your used natural and synthetic beverage corks. 

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 beverage cork

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 will be separated into natural and synthetic corks. The natural corks will be shredded and used as filler in plastic materials. The synthetic corks will be shredded, melted, and pelletized to be used in new plastic materials.

UNACCEPTABLE WASTE

Please do not include screw tops, foil, bottles, aluminum champagne twists, or any other wast that isn't explicitly a beverage cork. We will also not accept household hazardous waste such as lithium ion batteries, pressurized canisters, pesticides, oil based paint or medical sharps, organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers or expired medication. In addition, we also will not accept any item that is classified as sharps, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, toxic, infectious, or pathogenic.