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Glad to be recycling

Food storage brand GLAD has teamed up with recycling experts TerraCycle to launch the GLAD To Recycle Contest, offering New Zealanders the chance to win cash prizes for the school or not-for-profit of their choice simply by recycling their used Glad food storage products.

Words Natalie Cyra

Food storage brand GLAD has teamed up with recycling experts TerraCycle to launch the GLAD To Recycle Contest, offering New Zealanders the chance to win cash prizes for the school or not-for-profit of their choice simply by recycling their used Glad food storage products.

Anyone in New Zealand can sign up to the Glad Food Storage Recycling Programme, which encourages participants to collect and send as many used Glad food storage products as possible to be in the running to win.

The location that sends the most pieces of used Glad food storage products to TerraCycle between now and April 14 will win a $1,000 cash prize, to be donated to their school or not-for-profit of choice. The second and third highest collectors will each win $250 to donate to their school or not-for-profit of choice.  

Simply sign up to the GLAD® Food Storage Recycling Programme at terracycle.co.nz, start collecting used Glad food storage products in any used cardboard box or re-usable bin, claim your free shipping label from the TerraCycle website, and ship your used items locally via New Zealand Post.

All of the collected waste will be pelletised and then recycled into sustainable items such as park benches and playground slides.

Aside from main cash prizes, anyone collecting for the GLAD Food Storage Recycling Programme can also earn $1.58 per 2kg of GLAD® food storage products sent in to TerraCycle, which can then be redeemed to go towards the school or not-for-profit of their choice.

It’s as easy as collect, store and ship! 

Since the recycling programme launched in 2016, GLAD and TerraCycle have also hosted upcycling and DIY workshops around New Zealand to educate students on how to re-use food storage products.

TerraCycle is the world leader in developing solutions for recycling ‘un-recyclable’ items and has kept more than four billion pieces of waste from landfills around the world. TerraCycle New Zealand is also tackling other difficult to recycle waste streams with popular programmes for oral care waste, coffee capsules and yoghurt pouches. See here for more

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