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Michigan’s Zero Waste Market

LOCAL ZERO WASTE MARKET INTRODUCES NEW INITIATIVE TO MINIMIZE PLASTIC FOOTPRINT

Bee Joyful Shop Reinforces Commitment to Sustainability with Help of Zero Waste Boxes from TerraCycle®

KALAMAZOO, MI April 3, 2020

Bee Joyful Shop, Michigan's first zero-waste market, has teamed up with TerraCycle to help community members collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste through the Zero Waste Box program.


Bee Joyful Shop started as an Etsy shop selling reusable food wraps with the goal of exposing more people to the idea of using sustainable, Earth-friendly materials to store food. Now, the brick and mortar market will offer customers products from individuals and small businesses with a mission to create a positive environmental impact.


Placed next to the shop’s FloWater refill station, the All-In-One Zero Waste Box provides Bee Joyful Shop customers with the opportunity to conveniently recycle any waste stream, including office supplies, home cleaning accessories, plastic and paper packaging, kitchen gear, coffee capsules and coffee bags, dining disposables and more.

This conventionally unrecyclable waste would have otherwise been landfilled, incinerated, or contributed to the pollution of marine habitats. The collected waste will now be recycled into a variety of new products such as park benches, bike racks, shipping pallets and recycling bins.


Bee Joyful Shop founder, Jessica Thompson is excited to help more members of the community adopt a zero-waste lifestyle.

“I have always told my five children to leave the world better than you found it; and that is exactly what I hope to do!” says Thompson.

More information regarding Bee Joyful Shop can be found by visiting their website, www.beejoyfulshop.com/. All collected materials from the Zero Waste Box program are sent to TerraCycle for recycling, where they undergo a series of treatments before getting turned into new items. For more information on TerraCycle, please visit www.TerraCycle.com.


TerraCycle offers Zero Waste Boxes for nearly every category of waste. By purchasing Zero Waste Boxes, companies and consumers save trash from landfills and help reach TerraCycle’s goal of creating a waste-free world.


About Bee Joyful Shop

Bee Joyful Shop is Michigan’s first zero waste market, specializing in alternatives to single use plastic. The market strives to help people make Earth-friendly, sustainable choices. Bee Joyful Shop is proud to be a family business founded on the principle of being joyful in your circumstances.


About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating nationally across 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle works with leading consumer product companies to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Its new division, Loop, is the first shopping system that gives consumers a way to shop for their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. TerraCycle also sells Zero Waste Boxes that are purchased by end users to recycle items in offices, homes, factories and public facilities. TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for sustainability and has donated over $44 million to schools and charities since its founding more than 15 years ago and was named #10 in Fortune magazine’s list of 52 companies Changing the World. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in its recycling programs, please visit www.TerraCycle.com.

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