PopSockets launches national recycling program

Wednesday January 22, 2020 Tags: Boulder, PopSockets, David Barnett, TerraCycle

BOULDER -- PopSockets, maker of expandable phone grips, mobile tech, and lifestyle accessories, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle® to create a free recycling program for PopSockets products and packaging, as well as any brand of cellular phone case.popsockets-logo_1 

As an added incentive, for every shipment of PopSockets waste sent to New Jersey-based TerraCycle through the PopSockets Recycling Program, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts or converted to cash and donated to the non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.

"PopSockets' mission is to create positive impact, and that means taking responsibility for our products at every stage of their lifecycle," said David Barnett, PopSockets founder and CEO.

"Leveraging TerraCycle's expertise, we're aiming to recycle even more products than we create. We invite customers to recycle PopSockets merchandise and all cell phone cases through our PopSockets Recycling Program."

Participation in the program is easy by signing up on the TerraCycle program page at https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/popsockets and mail in the accepted waste using a prepaid shipping label.

Once collected, the waste is broken down, separated by material and the plastics are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

"Through the free recycling program, PopSockets is offering consumers a powerful, sustainable option to divert waste from landfills," said TerraCycle CEO and founder Tom Szaky.

"By collecting and recycling items that are typically not recyclable, consumers are given the opportunity to think twice about what is recyclable and what truly is garbage."

The PopSockets Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization. For more information on TerraCycle's recycling programs, visit www.terracycle.com.