This week Taco Bell has developed a new way to keep their plastic sauce packets out of the ocean. TerraCycle and Taco Bell have teamed up to create a convenient and easy way of disposing their tiny sauce packets. Rather than throwing them away in the trash, you can collect them in a box or container and ship them to Terracycle using their free shipping labels. This allows them to clean and burn down the packets so they can use the plastic for other products.
“If everyone on the planet recycled one Taco Bell sauce packet, there’d still be another 420 million packets heading to a landfill in an average year.”NPR : Taco Bell Wants Your Old Sauce Packets So They Can Be Recycled
As someone who loves Taco Bell, I think this is a great alternative for recycling plastic sauce packets. This gives everyone an easy way to recycle and can be done in any household. I hope that this campaign goes well and becomes a standard for all Taco Bell consumers. I know in the next few months I will be sending these packets to Terracycle to help protect our oceans from more plastic.