Chip and Snack Bags Now Recycled Year-Round

July 30, 2013

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Sandia National Laboratories joined TerraCycle and established a “Brigade” to collect and recycle Frito-Lay brand chip and snack bags in FY11.  For two years, the snack bags were only collected at Zero Waste Events which happened four or five times per year.  In FY13, the Materials Sustainability & Pollution Prevention (MSP2) group partnered with Sodexo, the food service contractor that manages the two onsite cafeterias, to collect the snack bags every day.  Special recycle bins were placed in each cafeteria, and advertised to the workforce.