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Taco Bell Is Launching Its Sauce Packet Recycling Program Nationwide

Article via Thrillist

"Taco Bell hot sauce packets have their own place in American culture. Beyond the burritos, the tacos, and the Crunchwrap Supreme, the sauce packets have established their own beloved audience. Whether that's because you put four packets of Mild Sauce on a taco or hoard the extras from your order to put on other food later, there's a deep love for those little packets.

Now, Taco Bell wants to expand that love into helping the planet. According to the company, 8.2 billion single-use film packets are thrown away in the US each year. The fast food chain is partnering with TerraCycle, an international recycling company that specializes in collecting items that aren't recyclable and using them to make new items. This is an extension of an earlier program from April to make the sauce packets recyclable.

Customers will be able to turn their sauce packets into TerraCycle with four steps. First, sign up for a TerraCycle account online, then collect your sauce packets in a cardboard box or other recyclable container, and when the box is full, log into your TerraCycle and print a shipping label. You can take the labeled box to any UPS drop-off in your area. Voíla! You have just diverted waste."

Read the full article by Opheli Garcia Lawler here.

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