TerraCycle runs free collection programs called Brigades to help divert waste from landfills, while raising awareness about reducing, reusing and recycling.

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.”

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