The first steps are refusing, reducing, and reusing—and we try to do as much of that as we can! (See our guide on sending back packaging for us to reuse.)
But even when we do that, most of us still have a lot of waste to recycle. And we end up throwing a lot of things away because there just isn't any place locally to recycle it.
We want to help change that! We're working with TerraCycle to collect a wide variety of hard-to-recycle items—everything from skateboards to sauce packets! TerraCycle takes this waste and uses it to make items like outdoor plastic furniture and floor tiles. You can learn more about their process here: https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/about-terracycle/our_recycling_process.
Full Circle’s mission is to make low-waste living easier, so we’re excited to start serving as a TerraCycle collection hub!
For more information on the program and a current list of the materials we accept, see our TerraCycle program page.