Walmart recently announced that it will be hosting a Car Seat Trade-In Program from September 16-30. Customers can visit a participating Walmart and trade-in any expired or outgrown car seats in exchange for a $30 Walmart gift card.
During this inaugural event, the collected car seats will be sent to TerraCycle, a waste management company, to be recycled.
“Through the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Program, traditionally non-recyclable car seats are now nationally recyclable,” Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, said in a press release. “We are proud to work with this forward-thinking company to offer families from coast-to-coast a way to give their car seat, the item that has kept their little ones safe, a second-life. Through this event, we expect to divert the plastic equivalent of approximately 35 million water bottles from landfills.”
National Baby Safety Month, sponsored by Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), was developed to help educate parents and caregivers on the “importance of safely using and introducing age appropriate products to their child(ren) and when to transition their child(ren) to different products based on age, weight and development needs.”
Click here to find the participating Walmart nearest to exchange your car seat.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.