Recycle Your Candy Wrappers Thanks To Loggerhead Marinelife Center


Soooo many candy wrappers, sitting in a pile in the trash...but wait, you can recycle them thanks to our friends at Loggerhead Marinelife Center!

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Loggerhead Marinelife Center's "Unwrap the Waves" program is back for this Halloween season. The center and several other organizations in the area will be collecting candy wrappers to 100 percent recycle.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, plastic packaging accounts for 30 percent of the U.S.’s solid waste every year.

The center will collect candy wrappers and send them to TerraCycle, who will recycle the wrappers since a majority of recycling centers don't accept candy wrappers. Last year, the "Unwrap the Waves" program collected 19,000 wrappers. Wrappers can be dropped off at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Manatee Lagoon, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Inc., and Sandoway Discovery Center.

Twenty-nine Palm Beach County schools are also collecting wrappers. Candy wrappers are being collected now through November 11.

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