Subaru and TerraCycle Expand Partnership to Offer Safe Recycling Solutions for PPE Waste
CAMDEN, N.J., August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc., today announced a new recycling initiative to recycle personal protective equipment (PPE) waste in response to the increase in waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new initiative is an expansion of the automaker’s existing recycling collection partnership with TerraCycle®, the world's leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams.
As demand for sustainable packaging solutions reached its apex, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stall progress as disposable gloves and single-use shopping bags returned to even the most sustainable consumers’ homes.
The annual celebration of Plastic-Free July last month felt a bit ironic as single-use solutions remained necessary to protect health and safety in this unprecedented moment in time.
Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.
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MDA students recently collected almost 300 pounds of polypropylene bottle caps and lids, marked with recycling code 5, for a recycling program sponsored by carmaker Subaru and by Terracycle, a recycling firm based in Trenton, N.J.