SOURCE: Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

SOURCE: TerraCycle, Inc.

TerraCycle, Inc.

May 17, 2016 12:08 ET

Procter and Gamble Launches National Air and Home Care Recycling Program

Canadians Can Now Bring Hard-to-Recycle Products and Packaging Waste to P&G's Public Collection Locations

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Procter and Gamble, the world leader in consumer goods, has launched a national air and home care waste recycling program providing Canadians a responsible option for their traditionally non-recyclable air and home care packaging waste. Individuals can now bring any brand of hard-to-recycle air-freshener cartridges or home-cleaning packaging, to designated public collection locations sponsored by P&G's Febreze brand as part of the Air and Home Care Recycling Program with recycling pioneer TerraCycle®.

Though technically recyclable, plastic air fresheners, trigger heads and screw caps often end up in landfills due to the high cost of recycling these mixed plastics. P&G's public collection locations divert these recyclable waste items from piling up in landfills and provide nationwide access to an innovative waste solution.

Once collected, the air and home care products and packaging are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Additionally, every item collected through P&G's public locations program awards the collection location two TerraCycle® points, each redeemable for a one-cent contribution to the non-profit, school, or charitable organization of their choice.

"A key priority for Febreze is to attain 100% packaging recyclability and our partnership with TerraCycle helps us get one step closer to this goal," said Corinne Durieu, Febreze Canada Communications Manager. "We are excited to open up public collection locations, as this will provide the community with tangible ways to reduce waste, which is fundamental to our brand vision of leaving nothing behind but fresh air."

"P&G offers Canadians a powerful, sustainable option with the Air and Home Care Recycling Program," said TerraCycle®. CEO and Founder, Tom Szaky. "By making collection locations for difficult-to-recycle items accessible to citizens across the country, P&G is creating an opportunity for people to think twice about what is garbage and what is recyclable."

Any school, local business, or organization is welcome to sign up and participate in this ground-breaking collection-and-recycling platform and fundraising opportunity.

Those interested in the Air and Home Care Recycling Program sponsored by Febreze can sign up at www.terracycle.ca. To find your nearest Air and Home Care Public Drop-off Location, visit http://www.terracycle.ca/en-CA/brigades/air-care-brigade.

About TerraCycle
Founded in 2001, TerraCycle, Inc., is the world's leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, ranging from used chip bags to coffee capsules to cigarette butts. The waste is collected through free, national, brand-funded recycling programs, as well as various consumer and government-funded models. The collected waste is reused, upcycled or recycled into a variety of affordable, sustainable consumer products and industrial applications. Each year, across 20 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes billions of pieces of waste, donating millions of dollars to schools and charities in the process. TerraCycle is the subject of a new half-hour comedy, 'Human Resources,' on Pivot TV. Season three will air Fall 2016. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in our recycling programs, please visit www.terracycle.ca

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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