San Leandro, CA — Through a partnership with TerraCycle, The North Face plans to divert 100% of its polybag packaging waste at 20 of its retail stores.
San Leandro, CA — The North Face®, a premier supplier of outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, has partnered with upcycling and recycling pioneer TerraCycle® to keep plastic polybags — used to protect apparel through distribution and transit — out of landfills. The North Face Polybag Brigade® will divert 100% of the polybag packaging waste at the 20 The North Face retail stores in the United States where #4 plastic bags are not readily recyclable.
“Eliminating waste at all stages of the product lifecycle is a key component of The North Face comprehensive sustainability program,” says Adam Mott, corporate sustainability manager for The North Face.
TerraCycle plans to repurpose the bags into various products such as plastic lumber, bike racks (pictured here), pavers, kitchen utensils and plastic tote bags for re-use.
To follow The North Face Polybag Brigade real time collection statistics, visit the microsite: www.terracycle.net/brigades/The-North-Face-Polybag-Brigade