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Petco and TerraCycle Test Pet Food Bag Recycling

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Petco of San Diego, Calif., and TerraCycle of Trenton, N.J., have been testing a pet-food-bag recycling program in Petco locations in New York and New Jersey, with a possible national roll out by year’s end, according to Able Zakes, vice president of media relations for TerraCycle.

The program includes bins for customers to turn in empty pet-food bags, which TerraCycle would then make into tote bags.

The program follows TerraCycle’s entry in the pet-product market with a line of natural, “environmentally responsible” pet products, launched at Petco.

The line includes a stain and odor remover, a digging deterrent, a skunk odor remover, and other products packaged in repurposed plastic bottles. It also includes a bird feeder made from repurposed plastic bottles. <HOME>


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I hope this happens. I use them for trash bags, but use way more dog food than the amount of trash I produce!
Tina, Nicholson, GA
Posted: 6/6/2013 6:58:44 PM
This would be awesome! We have the same kind of bags for chicken and goat feed also that could be recycled.
Teresa, Staunton, VA
Posted: 7/25/2012 7:42:21 AM
All the local petco's seem to either not have the recyling, or got rid of the boxes. Is there anyone local to my zip codes 11740 or 11763 who accepts pet food bags?
Rock, Greenlawn, NY
Posted: 3/4/2010 1:37:20 PM
I would be very anxious to talk to PetCo about a new technology that allows for recycling of pet food bags in a standard corrugated recycling stream.
Jim, Blair, NE
Posted: 9/23/2009 10:31:18 AM
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