15 Apr '11, 6pm

TerraCycle and Solo to Recycle Iconic Red Cups

TerraCycle and Solo to Recycle Iconic Red Cups

On Thursday in Times Square, Solo announced that it will donate $5,000 to Keep America Beautiful New York. Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911 The Solo red cup. You’ve sipped from it at fine events, drank from it at backyard barbecues and probably guzzled from it in your college days, but the number 6 polystyrene plastic is often hard to recycle in many U.S. communities. Not anymore. On Thursday, at the Keep America Beautiful Great American Clean Up event in New York City , Solo Cup Co. and TerraCycle announced that they have banned together to create the Solo Cup Brigade , a disposal solution for the millions of single-use cups sold each year. The idea is simple. Individuals, schools, offices, nonprofits – anyone really – signs up on the TerraCycle website . You collect Solo plastic cups and return them to TerraCycle, which will recycle the material into playground equipment, p...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/04/15/terracycle-and-solo-t...

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