Clean up Clean up every body everywhere…Clean up Clean up everybody do your share..That’s the song I used to sing to my kids to get them excited about cleaning their room. Now it’s more like if it’s in the floor in an hour it’s mine or in the trash. Which isn’t very productive. Our kids have way to much and it’s time to clean it out. We have bags and bags of clothes and toys that they no longer need or want. And we often find broken toys and toys missing pieces.
Tom’s of Maine is partnering with the recycling experts at TerraCycle to offer the #LessWasteChallenge toy recycling program. Because they know there are more families out there like me that have toys to get out of the house. We don’t want to throw them all in the garbage. I’m very concious of the environment. Families can visit www.tomsofmaine.com/lesswaste to download a FREE shipping label that they can use to mail in broken toys for recycling and do their part to reduce the amount of toys that end up in landfills each year.
“Knowing what to do with broken toys is a challenge because as parents we don’t want to be wasteful and throw them away. We want to show our kids there are better solutions,” said Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine. “The act of recycling a toy together can be a way for parents to start a conversation with their kids about what we can all do to take care of the planet for generations.”
It’s an ideal solution to get rid of broken toys that don’t have to wind up in a landfill or take up needless space in your home and/or apartment. It’s simple to get involved:
- Visit www.tomsofmaine.com/lesswaste
- Enter contact information to receive a free UPS shipping label via email
- Fill an old box with up to ten pounds of broken toys
- Attach the free shipping label to the box and drop it off at UPS