Did you know the average person in the US sends 4.9 pounds of waste to landfills each day—that’s like throwing a bag of flour away every day! 

That’s why Bimbo Bakeries USA partnered with us at TerraCycle to create a free recycling program for Bimbo Bakeries USA bags to keep this trash out of landfills and incinerators. Recycling’s main benefit is that it reduces the need to extract new virgin materials from the earth, which can be harmful to our planet.

In addition to recycling, Bimbo Bakeries USA is committed to Nourishing a Better World and continues to help fight food waste by partnering with Feeding America to donate approximately 20 million pounds of food to local food banks annually. In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that more food reached landfills and combustion facilities than any other single material in our everyday trash in the United States.

How can you help?

Little steps make a big difference—don’t bite off more than you can chew! Incorporate these habits into your daily routine to reduce the amount of food and trash sent to landfills:

  1. Join the Bimbo Bakeries USA Free Recycling Program and recycle your Bimbo Bakeries USA bread bags.
  2. Get your friends and family involved so you can recycle more!
  3. Only buy what you need to avoid food going bad before you can eat it.
  4. Store your excess bread in the freezer so you can enjoy it later.
  5. Bring reusable bags with you to the grocery store to reduce your plastic use.

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