*UPDATE * We have, sadly learned that the TerraCycle recycling program is no longer being offered for the Tassimo Discs. This has nothing to do with the zoo, as the program was run by the TerraCycle program. Currently, the only option that we are aware of for recycling these discs is to purchase your own Zero Waste container from Staples and then mail in your used discs to be disposed of.
Single serve coffee machines have become super popular over the last few years! Most moms I know love the option to make a single hot beverage when the need strikes, and it is often….. hello coffee! We own a Tassmiso that was given to us as a wedding gift and 5 years later it still works like a charm, but every time I throw those plastic T-Discs in the garbage I feel awful. Today I learned about the TerraCycle program and I wanted to share it with you!
Every time you enjoy a Tassimo beverage, you can save the T-Discs (including the coffee grounds remaining inside the T-Disc) and the outer foil packaging and drop them off at the Edmonton Zoo! TerraCycle will recycle the used T-Discs and packaging into eco-friendly products like plastic garbage cans, watering cans, benches, cutting boards, hard shells for coolers, play grounds and plastic lumber.
Another exciting aspect of this recycling program is that for each T-Disc that gets recycled a school or non-profit organization will be awarded one TerraCycle point which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or for a payment of $0.01 to the non-profit organization or school.
All you have to do is collect your used T-Discs and the foil packaging and bring them with you to your next visit to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The recycling bins are located in the zoo’s entry plaza, near the gift store. Done!
For more information about the various TerraCycle programs, click here.