For the first time, brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable nationwide. Gillette and international recycling leader TerraCycle announce three ways consumers can recycle:
- Gillette Razor Recycling Program - Consumers can recycle their razors from home. Just sign up on the program page terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/gillette and download a self-funded TerraCycle tracking label, package the razors in a secure, puncture proof package and send it to TerraCycle for recycling.
- Gillette Razor Local Recycling Solutions – Businesses, gyms, colleges, cities and community organizations are invited to become public drop-off points for the Gillette Razor Recycling Program. Participants can sign up on the program page terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/gillette-local-recycling. After acceptance, they will be sent an exclusive razor recycling bin developed by TerraCycle and Gillette. Once full, they simply seal and return the bin to TerraCycle via UPS and a new one will be sent back to them.
- Gillette On Demand Razor Recycling Program – Consumers that participate in the Gillette On Demand subscription service are also invited to recycle their razors through the Gillette Razor Recycling Program. They can sign up on the program page at terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/gillette-on-demand,
“We are very excited about our partnership with TerraCycle to offer recycling for Gillette, Venus or any razor brand across the U.S. This is an important first step towards sustainable solutions for shaving products and the start of an exciting journey with Gillette and TerraCycle. We are thrilled to bring this option to our consumers in the U.S. and are already working on plans to roll out to more countries very soon.” said Gillette CEO Gary Coombe.
Organizations that participate in the Gillette Razor Local Recycling Solutions as a public drop-off location earn money for the waste that they recycle through TerraCycle’s Sponsored Waste Recycling Program. For every shipment weighing at least 15 pounds, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts or converted to cash and donated to charities of their choice. The collected packaging will be recycled into a variety of new consumer products such as park benches, bike racks, pet food bowls and recycling bins.