In the spirit of Earth month and taking actionable steps towards being more environmentally friendly, I was excited to learn about Tomâ€™s of Maine #LessWasteChallenge. It puts a spin on how we recycle our childrenâ€™s toys while getting them involved in the process. During the month of April, Tomâ€™s of Maine will be working with TerraCycle on a new toy recycling program – #LessWasteChallenge. Itâ€™s a great solution to dispose of broken toys that donâ€™t have to end up in a landfill or take up lots of space in your home.
This is perfect timing for me since we are in the midst of Spring cleaning. I am organizing and purging items from our home. I always make if a habit to go through my sons toys and purge before we buy new ones to add to his toy box. In the past I have thrown broken toys away in the trash and donated others that he has grown out of. The ones that are still in good condition go to good will. Itâ€™s simple to get involved with the #LessWasteChallenge. Visit the Tomâ€™s of Maine website and get involved.
Once you visit the Tomâ€™s of Maine website, enter your contact information to receive a UPS shipping label via email. Fill a box with up to ten pounds of broken toys. Attach the free shipping label to the box and drop it off at UPS. Itâ€™s really easy! You can also pledge to reduce one pound of waste every week for one year. Weâ€™ll make the world a better place together. There has been 247,468 total pounds of waste reduction pledged since 2016. Don’t forget April 22, 2017 is Earth Day.
You can also find fun DIY projects that get the entire family involved in reducing waste. Tomâ€™s of Maine is taking its own #LessWasteChallenge by having a goal of zero waste to landfills by 2020. They have a manufacturing facility in Maine. Tom’s of Maine has also partnered with TerraCycle to create the Natural Care Recycling Program, which now has 8,590 participating locations. The program collects personal care packaging from any brand, helping to keep 700,000 pieces of packaging out of landfills since it began in 2012.