Hang on to those sauce packets! Taco Bell wants to recycle them, free

Is there anything better than a late-night drowning of soft tacos in a Taco Bell sauce of your choosing?

Actually, yes.  Something green.

The fast food colossus estimates that 8.7 million of these foil packets end up in landfills.  That’s….bad.  So, they are teaming up with TerraCycle on a free recycling program —- they collect traditionally non-recyclable items, clean them, then melt and remold them into hard plastic that can be used to make other stuff.

Since the majority of Taco Bell transactions currently take place at the drive-thru and fans eat their meal out-of-restaurant, U.S. customers can mail-in their packets via four simple steps:

  1. Sign up for a TerraCycle account.
  2. Collect empty sauce packets within a cardboard box or any other recyclable container you already have on hand.
  3. Once your collection box is full, log into your TerraCycle account to download and print a free shipping label.
  4. Ship your box via UPS.

Step 5?  Bring back the Mexican Pizza.  It’s been long enough!  — [eric]