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The Sustainability Hub

What is TerraCycling?

Need somewhere to recycle chip bags, old pens, laundry detergent, shampoo bottles, used masks, contact lenses, or toothbrushes? Our Zero Waste TerraCycling Station will accept these hard-to-recycle items, so bring your recyclables to the Science Library today!

 

TerraCycle is a zero-waste company that sponsors countless recycling programs! To find out what items the Sustainability Hub collects and ships to TerraCycle, check out the programs we sponsor below!

Our Programs

Acure Recycling Program

Visit the Acure Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Aussie Recycling Program

Visit the Aussie Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

BIC Stationery Recycling Program

Visit the BIC Stationery Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Brita® Recycling Program

Visit the Brita® Free Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Burt's Bees Recycling Program

Visit the Burt's Bees Free Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Candy and Snack Wrappers

Visit the Candy and Snack Wrappers - Zero Waste Box™ page on TerraCycle for more information!

Herbal Essences Recycling Program

Visit the Herbal Essences Free Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Oral Care Waste and Packaging

Visit the Oral Care Waste and Packaging - Zero Waste Box™ page on TerraCycle for more information!

Plastic Packaging

Visit the Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™ page on TerraCycle for more information!

Swiffer® Recycling Program

Visit the Swiffer® Free Recycling Program page on TerraCycle for more information!

Why recycle last?

As awesome as our TerraCycling station is, this is no excuse to buy unnecessary plastic products! Recycling is not always cost-effective, which means not all companies will recycle the materials we put in the recycling bin! Reducing and reusing are much more effective ways at decreasing our waste, so we should always look to reduce and reuse before we recycle!

  • Reduce! A lot of plastic is made to only be used once, so avoid it entirely! Try to find alternatives such as products in glass packaging, compostable packaging, or with no packaging at all!
  • Reuse! Extend the lives of your plastic by finding other uses for them! This will keep them out of the garbage for longer and hopefully keep you from buying more single-use plastics in the meantime!