SPRING, TEXAS – Walmarts across the country are participating in a landmark program in celebration of National Baby Safety Month. Walmart is partnering up with TerraCycle, a global waste management company, to give parents an incentive to trade in their used baby car seats.
TerraCycle works with consumer product companies, retailers, cities, and facilities to recycle items that most consider “unrecyclable.” According to CNN, TerraCycle founder and CEO Tom Skazy expects to “divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills.”
“Safety — especially car seat safety — is a top priority for Walmart’s Baby department, so we wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offered unprecedented access to trade in an outgrown car seat for a gift card — perfect for using on your baby’s next car seat,” said Walmart Baby Vice President Melody Richards. “Sustainability is of equal importance to Walmart, so we’re happy to work with TerraCycle who will recycle every component of the car seats.”
Parents can trade in a car seat for a $30 gift card that can be used on any in-store items or Walmart.com. Nearly 4,000 Walmarts are taking part in the car seat trade-in event.
The event is set to run for the next two weeks, starting Sept. 16-30 and all car brand seats will be accepted. There is a limit of two trade-ins per household and booster seats will not be accepted. Bring your car seat to the Customer Service counter during the recycling events at participating Walmart stores.
Learn more and find locations at www.walmart.com/AboutBestOfBabyMonth.