Thankfully recycling has become a pretty common activity in our everyday lives. We recycle at home, we recycle at work, we even have recycling bins on the streets. But what about the bigger items that we no longer need? Take for instance, breast pumps. Besides throwing them in the rubbish bin, what can we do with them once our breastfeeding experience is over?
Introducing Medela Recycles
Medela has heard the voices of us Mothers and taken the initiative to create Medela Recycles. Medela Recycles is a program which takes old breast pumps and uses each one to support the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breast pumps for charities. Mothers who have babies who need to stay in the NICU (neonatal intensive-care unit) are given breast pumps while in the hospital but once their time is up, they often move on without a pump. Medela wants to help change that. Medela are giving Mothers one less thing to worry about, during an already stressful time.
Personally I love this idea, I have had my Medela pump sitting in the back of my closest for 3 years now, collecting dust. I just could not throw it away to go into a land fill. I plan on recycling mine to this program as soon as possible.
If you also have a breast pump lying around and want to donate it, you will be happy to know that sending in your used pump to the Medela Recycles program is free. And, it gives you peace of mind that it has been properly recycled as well as knowing that you are helping support other Mothers on their breastfeeding journey.
Want to recycle your old breast pump? Click Here!
To help promote this amazing program, Medela has graciously offered to giveaway one Medela Freestyle Breast pump!
The Freestyle is a compact, lightweight double electric breast pump with a rechargeable battery. Developed with the 2-Phase Expression technology, the Freestyle works more like breastfeeding babies to help you get the most milk.
Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends July 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EST
To enter, use the entry form below. Good luck!
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