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Have you ever wondered what happens to the things you toss into your recycle bin every week? It’s a habit many of us do without even thinking about ever since many communities have adopted curbside recycling programs. But have you ever stopped to think about the impact each item has and exactly what they do with it? Once it’s gone we have no idea about its usefulness or it’s overall impact on the environment. I believe in reducing waste from the outset, but sometimes you can’t avoid it. This is why recycling is so important for our environment.
We recycle a lot of containers, boxes, and plastic, especially in our kitchen, but one of our biggest items that I have always wondered if they could even be recycled are dog food bags.
I recently told you how I switched my dog Toby to a new dog food – Wellness Complete Health Grain Free. You can learn more about the Wellness line of foods when you read about the Wellness Difference for a Healthy Happy Dog and the 5 Signs of Wellness.
Well, I was so happy with the results we saw in Toby that I decided to switch the whole crew over. The biggest change I noticed was his breath is no longer stinky, but I noticed marked improvement in his energy level and coat health as well. Here’s two of my furry kids. They are moping because it’s too darn cold for them to play outside.
Toby really does have all 5 signs of wellness now, so, of course, I want the other two to have them as well. As you can imagine, we go through a lot of dog food every month with three dogs. We average about two big bags a month. One of the things I noticed about the Wellness Complete Health bags is that they are not paper like the dog food bags I am used to. Instead, they are a sort of foil lined bag which made me wonder if they would recycle like a paper bag.
Well, it turns out you can.
And not only can you recycle a Wellness dog food bag, you can help support your favorite charity when you do.
Wellness Recycle Program
Wellness is dedicated to long-term sustainability to support our planet. Their Wellness Recycle Program is a partnership with TerraCycle®. In fact, Wellness is the first US-based pet food company to partner with TerraCycle.
How it works:
Any person, organization or school can register for free with TerraCycle. Once you are registered, simply enroll in the Wellness Recycle Program. You can recycle any Wellness® TruFood®, CORE®, and Complete Health® packaging through the program. From there you can request a shipping label to ship your empty pet food packaging to TerraCycle (it’s free).
Once received, the packaging is shredded and melted into hard plastic that is then remolded to make new recycled products.
This helps eliminate waste and for every shipment over 2 lbs that you send in, you will receive TerraCycle points that can be redeemed for charitable gifts, product bundles or converted to cash that you can donate to a school or non-profit of your choice. Each lb of waste is equal to 100 TerraPoints.
How cool is that?
Join the Wellness Recycle Program and help eliminate waste while supporting your local school or favorite charity.
You can find Wellness products at your local Petsmart.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness. The opinions and text are all mine.