According to the recent statements USA’s largest grocery chain have started new way to pack the stuff. Kroger has expanded its mailing recycling program to include flexible plastic packaging – bags, sacks, liners and wrappers – from its own brands.
Kroger announced an expanded program to provide consumers with a new way to recycle some packaging and plastics that are not currently accepted by curbside programs.
As we did mention in our previous blog that this is collaboration with TerraCycle waste management company, Kroger expanded our trademark recycling program. Whereby it will now be able to recycle “soft plastic” items such as “crisps, snack bags, shredded cheese bags, frozen food bags, pouches, and meat bags.” Cheese, cereals and bean bags, as well as “flexible plastic pet food packaging” brands Simple Truth, Private Selection, Kroger, Comforts and Abound, the company says.
While, the flexible plastic packaging for consumer products, including multi-layer films, helps maintain food quality and freshness. But it is difficult to recycle and is not accepted into curbside programs,” said Keith Dailey, vice president of corporate affairs and head of sustainability at Kroger. Release. “Kroger recognizes the negative impact of packaging – including plastic waste – on the environment. This is why we continue to focus on innovative solutions for reuse and recycling of packaging materials.”
Furthermore, any individual, school, office or community organization can register at Terracycle.com/Kroger. Once registered, you can start collecting the flexible plastic packaging (sacks, pouches, liners and wrappers) from the Kroger brand’s trademarks in a box – and any box will work. A list of eligible products that can be recycled can be found at Kroger.com. When your collection box is full, ship it to TerraCycle using the free prepaid shipping label available in your account on the program page. Earn points for every pound of eligible packaging sent and redeem points as donations to participating charities. After receipt, the collected packaging will be cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be reshaped to make new recycled products.
In addition to the recycling program, Kroger also offers an in-store plastic film recycling program that provides customers with the option to bring certain types of plastic films such as plastic shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper bags, production bags, bread bags, plastic cereal box liners, and wrappers. The multi-pack case and more to the store for recycling. These programs are part of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Social Impact Plan. Kroger also says it is the first Fortune 25 retailer to offer a free recycling program for its own brand. Isn’t it sounds exciting? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!