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Medela Recyles was created in response to a petition on Change.org launched by an eco-conscious mother to encourage Medela to develop a recycling program for old pumps to keep them out of landfills. Obviously it worked! Moms can now recycle their Medela pumps using a pre-paid postage label to ship their used pump back to Medela where it will be properly recycled.
While the recycling of a mom's breastpump may mark the end of her breastfeeding journey, this program is also helping another mom start hers. Did you know that nearly 40% of the families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) are caring for babies in the NICU?
As part of Medela Recycles, each month a RMHC House will receive a donation of two Symphony Preemie+ Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies thanks to the mothers that are recycling their old pumps through Medela Recycles. The end goal is to provide NICU mothers with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital during their stay at a RMHC House.
The mothers who are parting with their pumps are providing a new mother with a baby in the NICU, the support and equipment she needs to continue to provide breastmilk for her baby. To date, there have been over 8,000 pumps recycled as Medela strives to meet a goal of 12,000 recycled pumps this year. Can you help Medela reach that goal?
I use a Medela Pump In Style and have been very happy with it. I love seeing that there is a recycling program in place for when I'm done with my pump. I also still have the pump I used with Buddy. It's sitting in a box...somewhere. I wish it were a Medela pump that could be recycled and help contribute to this great program. I love that Medela is helping families reach their breastfeeding goals in the midst of difficult circumstances!
To find out more about Medela Recycles and to recycle your used Medela pump, visit Medelabreastfeedingus.com/medela-recycles.
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