Kellogg Company and TerraCycle Launch Recycling Program


Kellogg Company and TerraCycle struck a deal that will allow consumers in the United Kingdom to return empty Pringles cans starting in December. Through the new program, shoppers can send the cans to TerraCycle, which plans to turn them into pellets for making products like benches and fence posts.

The UK Recycling Association trade organization called Pringles cans “villains” of the recycling world due to their metal bases, plastic caps, metal tear-off lids, and foil-lined cardboard sleeves, BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reported last year. Simon Ellin, the association’s CEO, said the cans are a nightmare because it’s impossible to separate the parts.

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