Taco Bell has launched a nationwide pilot program in partnership with recycling company TerraCycle to reuse empty sauce packets.
Consumers simply make an account with TerraCycle, collect their used packets of Taco Bell sauces in a box, and mail them for free to TerraCycle, where they'll be melted down and recycled into hard plastic products.
Full instructions can be found in Taco Bell stores and at tacobell.com/terracycle.
8.2 billion Taco Bell packets are used and thrown away in the United States each year, contributing to landfills and plastic pollution.
The company has committed to finding sustainable solutions and promised that all of its consumer-facing packaging will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.

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