What do you do with the Connect 4 game after the kiddos have used (and lost) the game pieces in another episode of “let’s turn the playroon into a store?” Or how about all of those bins Littlest Pet Shop collectibles your child has outgrown and all of your friends quickly — albeit politely — decline to take off your hands? Or that Mr. Potato Head that seems to only have one eyebrow and a bowtie?

With the help of a new toy recycling program, they could become a playground!

Hasbro announced a new toy recycling pilot program that will help you declutter and turn your well-loved Hasbro toys and games into park benches, planters, and playgrounds. The pilot project is offered in partnership with TerraCycle®, whose company mission is to rethink waste and recycle the “non-recyclable.” TerraCycle collects everything from coffee capsules from your home, pens from schools, to plastic gloves from manufacturing facilities.

Have toys to be repurposed? It’s easy to participate!

1) Visit the TerraCycle® site and create an account to get started.
2) Gather the Hasbro toys and games you would like to recycle and box them up. (Hasbro even has a list of their popular brands)
3) Print the free shipping label provided by TerraCycle® and drop off your box for shipping.

All Hasbro toys and games collected through this pilot program will be recycled into new materials and products including play spaces, flower pots, and park benches.

Pretty (cool), huh?


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