Crown Prince Seafood Continues Recycling Program to Benefit Developing Nations
In 2011, the Crown Prince team began participating in a recycling program through TerraCycle.com, which accepts hard to recycle items and makes “being green” a little easier. For every item sent in to be recycled, TerraCycle will either pay 2 cents, or offer 2 points that can be redeemed at a later time. (Each point is worth a penny.) We chose the points program, and have been using our points for charity donations.
Clean Water for Developing Nations
Not only are we helping to save the environment by recycling, we’re giving back to the environment by sending our proceeds to charity: water. They are a non-profit organization that brings safe drinking water to people living in developing nations, mainly located in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
For just 6 points we can provide clean water to one person for a week! (300 points redeemed will provide clean water to one person for one year.) Here’s what we have been recycling:
- Tape: disposable plastic tape dispensers and the center plastic core of tape rolls
- Writing Instruments: any used writing instruments such as pens, pencils, highlighters and markers
- Inkjet Cartridges: any used inkjet cartridge (ink cartridges are worth 25 points!)
- Personal Care and Beauty Product Packaging: including cosmetic containers, shampoo and conditioner bottles, body wash containers, soap and lotion dispensers, and nail polish bottles
- Oral Care: toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and plastic toothbrush packaging
- Dairy Tubs: plastic tubs and lids for dairy items such as yogurt, sour cream or margarine, foil tops and plastic seals
- Cheese Packaging: plastic or foil wrappers from individual cheese slices and outer flexible packaging from shredded or block cheese
In 2011 we recycled 1,817 items. We are so excited to announce that for 2012 we recycled 4,091 items and provided:
- 24 people with clean drinking water for a year
- 271 people with clean drinking water for a week
With almost one billion people on our planet lacking access to clean drinking water, we’re hoping to help make a difference. You can too – just visit TerraCycle.com and start recycling today!