Join the Celebration with Medela Recycles in San Francisco

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It all began with one Bay Area mother, Jane, who began a petition through Done with her breastfeeding journey, she wanted to recycle her used Medela breast pump so that it did not end up in landfill. When she realized there was no system in place to recycle breast pumps, she called upon Medela to provide a proper recycling solution for old breast pumps. Medela did not ignore her request. Instead, the company responded to the petition, which received more than 2,000 signatures, by creating Medela Recycles.

Since the beginning of the program, more than 1,300 pumps have been recycled. Unique to Medela Recycles, this wonderful program goes even further. Recycled used pumps go towards the donation of brand new hospital-grade Medela Symphony® Preemie+TM Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®).

To celebrate the victory of this passionate mother, Medela is hosting a victory party---and you can join! On April 9th, 2015 from 5 to 7 pm you can participate in fun and festivities with Medela in San Francisco. Medela has set an ambitious goal to recycle 12,000 throughout 2015 to reduce waste and protect the environment through this initiative. Reaching their goal of 12k will also allow them to donate more pumps each month to the Ronald McDonald House. You can bring your used Medela breast pump to the victory party, knowing that it doesn't only do good for the environment, but also does good for the community! Now for all the details:

April 9, 2015
5 pm - 7 pm @ The Right Start
3435 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

To attend the event, there is no need to RSVP. Children are welcome! Gift bags valued at $75 will be handed out to some of the first to arrive and donate their used Medela pumps. All parents attending the event will also have the opportunity to receive a 25% in-store discount on all Medela products. See you there!

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  1. I never breastfed, so I never would have thought that pumps can be recycled. That is great that they are able to be reused :)

  2. I love that Medela actually listened and acted upon her request! Companies that are socially active make a big impression on me.

  3. What a great way to get people to recycle the pumps. I suspect mine would have sat around collecting dust otherwise.

  4. This is a great idea. My breast pump is still sitting in our office. I have used it in 2 years. I hate to throw it away.

    1. This is awesome for you then - you can donate it to a mom who needs it :)

  5. Wow! Sounds like a fun event!

  6. Madela was my favorite breast pump ever! So glad they NOW have a way to recycle. I still have both my old ones and now I know what to do with them!

  7. This sounds like a great idea! I actually have a pump just laying around that I used 4 years ago. So great that they can be recycled. :-)

  8. What a great idea. It's good that the company was willing to listen.

  9. Medala is doing a great job. Really a great way to recycle the breast pumps. It is an awesome chance to moms who wish to donate that. Love the gift bag offer and the giveaway which would encourage many to donate.

  10. I used Medela breast pump for my son some 7 years ago and until today i recommend this option to other Moms. Congratulations for a great initiative!

  11. This is an awesome post and amazing program indeed. I had recycled my pump by giving it to a friend when I was done with it. This will indeed help many new mother. It really would be a shame for the pumps to go to waste. Thanks for sharing and Kudos to this mother for thinking of others.

  12. I hope there was a wonderful turnout for the party. Recycling is def. vital...we waste so much!