Did you know that less than a quarter of the trash generated in the United States gets recycled? With more than 230 million tons created each year, that is a lot of waste. To help combat this, Subaru and TerraCycle® are teaming up to put some of that waste to use.
Starting last month, Subaru dealers started receiving TerraCycle® Zero Waste™ boxes to encourage customers and employees to start recycling certain hard-to-recycle materials. This includes things like snacks wrappers, single-use coffee capsules, and disposable cups.
These collected items will then be turned into useful items like picnic tables, playground materials, and park benches. Subaru partners can view and order these recycled products online for community use starting this fall.
“At Subaru, we feel it’s our personal responsibility to protect Earth’s natural wonders and encourage our retailers and customers to engage in smart environmental practices, simply because it’s the right thing to do,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc.
Along with encouraging people to recycle these items, Subaru also created a list of “Trash-Hacks.” Here are a few that we found useful.
- Use both sides of your copy paper and program printers to automatically print double-sided.
- Focus on electronic reports instead of printing to save paper.
- Reuse file folders by folding them in the opposite direction.
- Save the packing material you receive in packages to reuse when you ship something.
Here at Steve Lewis Subaru, we are always looking for new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.