Walmart car seat exchange ends early due to ‘overwhelming’ participation
SPOKANE, Wash. — Walmart was offering a $30 gift card to each person who brought in a worn out car seat as part of a unique recycling program. The company had no idea just how many people who take part.
Local Walmarts were quickly filling up with old car seats. A Spokane Walmart employee confirmed that the event ended more than a week early across the nation because of the ‘overwhelming response.’
The last day for the trade-in was September 21. It was supposed to last until September 30.
TerraCycle will recycle all the car seats that were brought in. The company makes sure products that can be difficult to recycle do not end up in landfills.
A Spokane employee said the company believed at least one million car seats were collected around the country in less than a week. Walmart told USA Today that is the same as diverting more than 200 million plastic bottles from landfills.
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