Rubicon Launches Halloween Campaign to Divert Candy Wrappers from Landfills

Rubicon is running its first-ever “Trick or Trash” campaign, as well as a Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Box via TerraCycle.

Rubicon announced that it has launched a Halloween campaign designed to help elementary and middle school teachers across the U.S. educate their students on the importance of recycling and keeping candy wrappers out of landfills. The campaign is in keeping with the company’s B Corp mission to end waste.

According to industry data, $2.6 billion will be spent on candy in 2019, and Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween.

Throughout October, Rubicon will be running its first-ever “Trick or Trash” campaign, offering teachers in elementary and middle schools across the United States a recycling and circular economy lesson plan, as well as a Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Box through TerraCycle for students to discard their Halloween candy wrappers within. All items are being provided free of charge.

“We believe this campaign can be a catalyst for the next generation to recycle more and reduce waste in our world,” said Nate Morris, founder and CEO of Rubicon, in a statement. “Our hope is this program is a great addition to everyone’s Halloween festivities while providing teachers with a curriculum with which to educate students on how to develop positive recycling habits.”

“TerraCycle’s mission has always been to ‘Eliminate the Idea of Waste’ and we’ve proven that solutions do exist for items that may seem difficult to recycle,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, in a statement. “Rubicon not only shares our commitment but has taken it to the next level by spearheading the ‘Trick or Trash’ Halloween campaign to reduce the impact of candy and snack wrappers on the environment and help pave the way for a greener future.”

Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling and smart city solutions and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide.

Teachers can download the lesson plan immediately upon signup. After completing the signup, a Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Box will be shipped to their school. Once delivered, teachers can simply set up the box in their classroom, cafeteria or hallway and encourage the students to deposit all of their candy wrappers in the box. Once the box is full, teachers can simply close the box, attach the prepaid shipping label and ship it off free of charge.

Click here for the full feature

Press Coverage

Introducing 39 Circular Economy Solutions to Inspire the World

We compiled a list of inspiring circular economy innovations from around the world. Organisations and businesses need inspiration to take part in the circular transition. That is why in the lead up to the WCEFonline we set out to discover some of the most inspiring… Keep Reading...

Tech Company Rubicon is on a Mission to End Waste

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkYOvMv4KiA Technology company Rubicon’s business mission is to end waste, in all of its forms. For David Rachelson, chief sustainability officer at Rubicon, and his team, working toward that mission looks, in part, like supporting its customers in the commercial sector — from small and… Keep Reading...

Elizabeth Montoya Expands Leadership Role at Rubicon

Rubicon, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, announced today that Elizabeth Montoya, the company’s current Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations, and key advisor to the CEO, has been appointed to Rubicon’s Board of Directors, effective… Keep Reading...

Press Releases

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Shadow Summit

WHO: David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Government Fleets Blaze the Trail to Becoming a Smart City Michael Allegretti is Rubicon’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading the company’s rapidly-growing RUBICONSmartCity™ SaaS business, while… Keep Reading...

Speaker Series: Rubicon Speaking at Climate Week NYC

WHO: Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) David Rachelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager and Organics Recycling Lead at Rubicon (Twitter, LinkedIn) WHAT: Smart City Tech Forging Resilient Cities (Michael Allegretti) As cities and communities… Keep Reading...

Elizabeth Montoya Appointed to Rubicon’s Board of Directors

Chief of Protocol and Investor Relations expands her leadership role at the company New York, NY (September 16, 2020) – Rubicon, a software company that provides smart waste and recycling solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, announced today that Elizabeth Montoya, the company’s current Chief… Keep Reading...