There’s no longer any reason to throw out used, disposable pedicure flip-flops! They can be recycled with TerraCycle. Thanks to the sponsorship of Old Navy, spas can send their old flip-flops to TerraCycle free of charge—and receive exclusive coupons to share with clients in return for their recycling efforts.
Employees and customers can simply drop the flip-flips in a designated box. When the box is full, an employee can download and print a prepaid UPS shipping label from the TerraCycle website and send the waste to TerraCycle. The flip-flops will be recycled into innovative products such as playgrounds, park benches and bike racks.
Last year, Old Navy and TerraCycle held the Flip-Flop Replay, which kicked off on Earth Day and ran through May 21 at all U.S. Old Navy stores. The nationwide collection campaign resulted in almost twenty thousand used flip-flops being diverted from landfills, and inspired the creation a permanent program.
“With the success of our collection program last year, we are thrilled to be able to offer consumers a way to recycle their flip flops year-round,” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO. “This is an easy way for people to eliminate one thing from their garbage, or multiple things for those who love flip-flops.”