One Cool Thing: Think Outside the Sauce

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“Recycling just got saucy.” Taco Bell has announced that it’s teaming up with recycling firm TerraCycle to keep its iconic sauce packets out of landfills. The company says that more than 8 billion of their spicy sauce packets end up in landfills each year, but with this new partnership, those friendly packets can become something new. 

 

Through the program, customers who pick up in stores or order to-go can collect their used packets and ship them to TerraCycle for free. There, the recycling firm will melt down the plastic pouches and turn them into plastic that can be used again. TerraCycle has also worked with iconic toy company Mattel to bring new life to old plastic. Now, late-night snackers and Taco Bell lovers can do the same.

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