Stasher, the company behind the radically functional and endlessly reusable silicone bag, has strengthened its pledge to give back to the planet by introducing a free, national recycling program for Stasher bags, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle. Designed to be endlessly reusable, Stasher is on a mission to eliminate the need for single-use plastic bags and to-date has prevented over a billion disposable bags from entering our oceans and landfills. But its mission doesn’t end with single-use plastic. Stasher is aware that even the most durable products have a lifespan that must be planned for. To that end, Stasher has partnered with TerraCycle to offer an environmentally conscious end-of-life solution for their silicone bags that avoids the landfill.
“We’re thrilled to partner with TerraCycle to provide an end-of-life solution for damaged Stasher bags,” said Shannon Morgan Stearns, vice president of marketing at Stasher. “Through this partnership, we’re able to provide a seamless experience for our Stasher squad and keep our product from landfills and help our community Save What Matters.”
Participation in the Stasher® Bag Recycling Program is free and easy: simply sign up on the TerraCycle program page https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/stasher and mail in the bags using a prepaid shipping label. Once collected, the bags will be cleaned and ground into a crumb-like powder that can be used to create new products such as playground, athletic field or track ground cover, to name just a few of the potential new uses. Additionally, for every shipment sent to TerraCycle through the Stasher® Bag Recycling Program, collectors earn points that can be donated to a non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.
“Through the Stasher Bag Recycling Program, Stasher is going above and beyond to not only create a sustainable and reusable product as an alternatives to plastic bags, but also to provide an end-of-life solution as well,” said TerraCycle CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky. “It’s through partnerships like the one we enjoy with Stasher that drive awareness of the issue of waste, elicit change in the consumer and lead to the preservation of our environment for future generations to come.”