Cascade designed the product alongside Waste Management and Liz Bedard, the director of the Association of Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) Rigid Plastics Recycling Program. The cart is also part of Waste Management's commitment to APR's Demand Champions program. The initiative asks participating members to raise the amount of recycled plastic they use in certain products year by year.
“We consume a lot of plastic, and we’ve sold Waste Management 22 million carts that are being rolled to the curb each and every day,” said Perkins. “Those carts have mainly been made from virgin HDPE plastic or recycled carts, but we’re excited that items like laundry baskets and kitty litter containers are now being used to create the recycling carts of tomorrow.”