Funsicle, a fast-growing outdoor recreation brand within the Polygroup family, is partnering with international recycling leader TerraCycle to enable consumers in the United States to recycle Funsicle inflatable pools and floats. As part of their ‘Float on Purpose’ sustainability initiative, Funsicle now offers customers the unique opportunity to reduce waste by collecting deflated Funsicle inflatables and sending them directly to TerraCycle to be recycled—at no cost to the consumer.
In a conscious effort to sustainably divert well-loved inflatable pools and floats from landfills, TerraCycle and Polygroup created the Funsicle Inflatables Free Recycling Program. Participation is easy: sign up on the TerraCycle program page at www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/funsicle and mail in Funsicle inflatable pools and floats using a prepaid shipping label. For each pound of inflatables returned, the collector earns one dollar toward charity gifts or cash donations to a school or non-profit organization of their choice.
“At TerraCycle, we are all about having fun, but not at the planet’s expense,” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle Founder and CEO. “Through the Funsicle Free Recycling Program, fans of the inflatable pools and floats can easily reduce waste without sacrificing the enjoyment of their summer fun.”
The program is open to any interested pool owner, individual, school, or community organization. Once collected, the floats and pools are cleaned, shredded, and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating in 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle works with its partners to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Its reuse platform Loop gives consumers a way to shop for their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for sustainability and was named #10 in Fortune magazine’s list of 52 companies Changing the World. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in its recycling programs, please visit www.terracycle.com.