TRENTON, N.J. – Henkel, a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, including the Loctite brand, is partnering with TerraCycle to become the first company to offer a recycling solution for anaerobic adhesives. Through the Adhesive Recycling Program, Henkel customers can purchase a postage-paid recycling box that they fill with empty Loctite adhesive containers and send to TerraCycle for processing. TerraCycle will thermally treat the containers and turn them into new plastic products.
“As a company with a strong commitment to sustainability, we think this is a great way to offer an environmental solution to our customers,” said Simon Mawson, Senior Vice President General Adhesives, North America. “We hope they will appreciate the option of recycling empty Loctite containers instead of sending material to landfills and incinerators, and use it to achieve their own sustainability targets.”
Sustainability is one of Henkel’s core corporate values. By the year 2030, the company aims to triple efficiency by reducing its products’ environmental footprint at every stage of the product life cycle. The Adhesive Recycling Program aligns with that initiative, diverting used Loctite containers from local landfills and incinerators.
“We are breaking new ground with our Henkel partnership,” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. “This is the first time we have recycled this category and we hope it will be an eye opener to an industry that has previously not had an option to recycle adhesive containers.”