Families can send in their broken toys by following four simple steps:
“Toys are a waste stream people don’t think about that often, but the amount of broken toys sent to landfills is significant and there hasn’t been a way to dispose of them,” added Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “Parents can now feel good knowing that broken toys can be 100% recycled or reused, which helps planet Earth.”
Did know that according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency the average American family produces nearly 125 pounds of trash every week? While you are Spring Cleaning around the house take advantage of this toy recycling drive. Beyond toys, consider becoming more actively involved with recycling by ting in the Tom's of Maine Less Waste Challenge which asks families to reduce household waste by one pound per week through the remainder of the year.
Visit tomsofmaine.com/lesswaste to make the pledge as well as to find suggestions for fun DIY projects that can get the whole family involved in reducing waste to make a personal contribution towards a clean and healthy environment in your community.