OfficeMax Grand & Toy and TerraCycle Canada have launched a K-Cup® Packs retailer recycling pilot program. The pilot project will run with customers in Southern Ontario and, if successful, will be rolled out nationally.
Presently, K-Cup® Packs are not recyclable via retailers in Canada. The convenience of the coffee capsules makes them a popular coffee product for offices. OfficeMax Grand & Toy has decided to fill the void and become the first retailer to offer a recycling system for K-Cup® Packs by partnering with TerraCycle.
“At OfficeMax Grand & Toy, we believe that each and every person has a responsibility to do their part to better the natural environments that we all share. We launched this program based on the stakeholder feedback that we received from our associates, suppliers and customers who have identified waste and recycling as our most important sustainability issue,” said Serguei Tchertok, sustainability manager, OfficeMax Grand & Toy.
The recycling system will come in three different sizes—small, medium and large—at a cost of $52.99, $96.99, and $136.99, respectively, for the boxes, which includes the cost of recycling via TerraCycle and the prepaid shipping label. When the box is full, customers can ship the box directly to TerraCycle for processing.
“TerraCycle is thrilled that OfficeMax Grand & Toy has partnered to launch Canada’s first K-Cup® Packs retailer recycling program,” said Nina Purewal general manager, TerraCycle Canada. “We are excited to be able to offer a recycling solution to this waste stream to consumers.”