For those who like their interiors comfy, there’s Neosupreme seat covers, for those that want their kids comfy and safe, there’s child car seats. There’s a lot hinging on a car seat’s ability to do its job properly, regardless of whether they’re for adults or for kids, which neatly explains why they’re held up to such high standards. But, like canned meat, child car seats also have expiration dates; past which their many safety measures may not be up to snuff anymore.
So, no surprise that there’s quite a few companies and organizations that offer trade-ins for the child seats for parents looking to make sure their kid is safe in the back. Notably, Target, the US’s second biggest discount retailer, behind only Walmart, is hosting another trade-in event for old child car seats.
Originally held as part of a partnership with waste recycling solutions group, Waste Management, working on developing solutions for dealing with hard-to-recycle waste. The first trade-in event happened at 2017’s Earth Day, which became so popular across the US that the partnership decided to do an encore, launching the event again for September of the same year; the US’s National Baby Safety Month.
Any seat dropped off at Target will be recycled so as to avoid filling landfills. This trade-in event is the 5th one’s Target’s held, and, since the first one, the discount retailer has managed to collect 176,000 car seats, preventing about 2.6 million pounds of waste from getting dumped in a landfill somewhere.
This year’s next trade-in even begins at Earth Day 2018; April 22, Sunday, and continues until the 5th of May. A press release from Target revealed further details; customers can drop off their expired car seats in a marked box located not far from Guest Services at their local Target branch. A staff member will then hand them a coupon that’ll give them a 20% discount for a new car seat, car seat base, booster seat, travel system or stroller from their local Target branch or from the online store. Customers receive one coupon for every seat they drop off, and coupons are valid for use until the 19 of May, 2018.