Gillette teams up with TerraCycle to recycle razors

Gillette and recycling organisation TerraCycle have partnered to make all razor brands in Canada recyclable.

Gillette Razor Recycling Program allows consumers across the country to recycle all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging.

Consumers can download the free TerraCycle shipping label and placed their razors in a puncture proof packaging to send to TerraCycle for recycling.

Gillette Razor Local Recycling Solutions in inviting businesses, gyms, colleges, cities and community organisations to set up drop-off points through the program page online. Once accepted into the program, TerraCycle and Gillette will deliver a recycling bin to them, which can be returned to TerraCycle via UPS and a new bin delivered.

“Through this innovative, first of its kind program, disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and their associated packaging are now nationally recyclable through the Gillette Recycling Program,” said TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky. “We are proud to partner with this forward-thinking company to offer consumers a way to divert razor waste from landfills.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with TerraCycle to offer recycling for Gillette, Venus or any razor brand across Canada. This is an important first step towards sustainable solutions for shaving products and the start of an exciting journey with Gillette and TerraCycle.” said Gillette Canada leader, Jennifer Seiler.

For every recycled razor sent, collectors can earn points which they can use for charity gifts or they can convert to cash and donate to their chosen non-profit, school or charitable organisation. Donated packaging will be converted into park benches, bike racks, pet food bowls and recycling bins.

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