Backpacks - Zero Waste Box™

DESCRIPTION

Use this box to recycle backpacks and knapsacks.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Zero Waste Box™ Includes: 
Color printed shipping box 
Pre-paid UPS return shipping label 
Processing of waste

ACCEPTABLE WASTE

Please send us your discarded school backpacks, professional backpacks, briefcases, wheeling backpacks, hiking backpacks, messenger bags, and drawstring bags.

HOW IT WORKS

Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location to ship your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

 

PROCESS

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibers, and plastics. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibers (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

UNACCEPTABLE WASTE

Please do not include unwanted luggage, purses, school supplies, or hiking gear. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurized canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your municipal system.