Medela is proud to announce Medela Recycles, a program focused on helping moms who have finished their breastfeeding journey help another mom start hers. The program was created in response to a petition on Change.org launched by an eco-conscious mother to encourage Medela to develop a system to allow mothers to properly dispose of their old pumps to keep them out of landfills.
Each pump Medela receives through Medela Recycles supports the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breastpumps and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). With nearly 40 percent of the families served by RMHC caring for babies in the NICU, Medela asked RMHC to support mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. The goal is to provide moms with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital during their stay at a Ronald McDonald House. This consistency will ease the transition from the hospital to a Ronald McDonald House and give families caring for a baby in the NICU one less thing to worry about.
The simple act of recycling your trusted pump through Medela Recycles provides you with both the peace of mind that your pump will be recycled properly with the added benefit of knowing you are supporting another mom on her breastfeeding journey during a challenging time. To date, there have been almost 8,500 pumps recycled as Medela strives to meet a goal of 12,000 recycled pumps this year.
Learn more about the program by visiting Medela Recycles.