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Walmart Launches Recycling Hub Program in Time for Holidays

December 5, 2022

Select Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are now serving as drop-off points for plastic food and beverage packaging.

Walmart is collaborating with international recycling provider TerraCycle to introduce the Walmart Hub Recycling Program. Through the program, consumers can bring all brands of coffee capsules, water filters, plastic bottles, soft plastic food packaging, and rigid plastic packaging to participating Springdale, Ark. and Broken Arrows, Okla. Walmart supercenter locations, as well as at the Fayetteville, Ark., Sam’s Club store.

Shoppers can bring their accepted waste which is not curbside recyclable to the designated recycling hubs that are positioned outside the participating Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. When the hub station is full, TerraCycle will pick up and transport the waste to regional material recovery facilities where it will be sorted by material type and recycled into raw materials that can be used to make new products, like playgrounds and park benches.

Walmart is intentionally rolling out its new recycling program in time for the holiday season, when TerraCycle data indicates Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of year, amounting to nearly 25 million tons of excess waste.

Read the full article here: https://chainstoreage.com/walmart-launches-recycling-hub-program-time-holidays?utm_medium=email&utm_content=O6m6wPqTmdl07Ly8tIV8p1_d9x_3etDte2vPBHu4RbqnkKZMUe_hYmJdl8gFPPdo