Nestlé-owned Gerber has announced that it is partnering with the TerraCycle recycling program in the US to help repurpose hard-to-recycle packaging to keep it out of the landfill. The program will allow consumers to mail Gerber packaging that can't be accepted through municipal collection programs to help transform it into new products upon being melted down. Consumers can use a prepaid shipping label to partake in the free program and help do their part to keep simple-use plastics functional.
The TerraCycle recycling program partnership with Gerber was touted by TerraCycle CEO and Founder Tom Szaky who said, "Through this free recycling programme, Gerber is offering parents an easy way to divert waste from landfills by providing a responsible way to dispose of certain hard-to-recycle baby food packaging. By collecting and recycling these items, families can demonstrate their respect for the environment not only through the products that they choose for their children, but also with how they dispose of the packaging.”