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Green &

Breastfeed

Our mission goes beyond helping families breastfeed to their goals, our mission is also to make the world a healthier place.
 
Breastfeeding is not only one of the best things you can do for you and your baby's health, but also for the health of the world!

What do we do when breastfeeding creates some waste? And why is breastfeeding so good for the environment? Read below!

Location:

Nurture Omaha

8329 Cass Street

Omaha, NE 68114

Current recycling times:

1st Sunday of the month
10am-12pm

Breast Pump Recycling:

Do you have an old breast pump but don't know what to do with it? Did you know that only 12.5% of electronic waste is actually recycled? Did you know that 82.5% of all new parents start out breastfeeding their babies? Many of them may get a free breast pump through their insurance plan most of them being electronic - that's A LOT of pumps!

Many pumps get thrown out in the trash or shared/sold to another person (read here why this is not a safe/helpful option - https://kellymom.com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/buying-a-used-or-new-pump/). Help us create a healthier world for our children by recycling your breast pump!

Drop off your pump and any bags/supplies/extra parts (even if broken or damaged) and we will recycle ALL of it for you!

Nurture Omaha is now an official drop off site for used and unused breast pumps & supplies!

Please bring in anything you would like recycled to our office at 8329 Cass St. If our office is closed you can still recycle it by dropping it in the bin located on our back porch (see photo below).


OR


Please bring it anytime during our Nurture Village Support Groups! Support groups are free to attend and we encourage you to bring your baby and stay and connect with other breastfeeding families! Please find more info on our support groups here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2577195352306939/

We are working with a local and family owned small business, Trek Electronic Recycling (formerly Midwest Electronic Recycling) to make sure that every part of your pump gets recycled properly - helping to create a healthier Earth and healthier children!

 

Check out this great company that we are so excited to work with (http://mwelectronicrecycling.com/)

2019 Recycling Events:

1st Sunday of the month 10am-12pm at Nurture Omaha

We collect recycled breast pumps during our Nurture Village breastfeeding/family support groups, which are on the 1st Sunday of the month from 10am-12pm at our office.

Please feel free to bring your child and stay for our support group!

Learn more about our support group here!

Location:

Nurture Omaha

8329 Cass Street

Omaha, NE 68114

Current recycling times:

3rd Saturday of every other month
1pm-3pm

Car Seat Recycling:

When your car seat has expired, been in an accident, or been recalled without an option to repair, it should no longer be used. But don’t put it in the trash! There is still some life in that seat—recycle it! The materials can be reclaimed and made into something new. Less goes into the landfill and you’re helping to reduce greenhouse gases.

 

In 2016 there were about 26 thousand babies born in Omaha alone! Each child would likely use 2-3 car seats during their lives to keep them as safe as possible in the car. That's nearly 75,000 car seats JUST for the children born in Omaha in 2016! Each year we are adding on more and more car seats being used to that number!

 

Most car seats weigh between 10-30 pounds - made up of plastics, metal, styrofoam, silicone, fabrics, etc. If every new baby in the United States got a new car seat at birth that's 3,978,497 seats (in 2015), creating between 39-119 MILLION POUNDS of plastic, metal, fabric, etc EVERY YEAR!

 

What do people do with those thousands of car seats once the child grows out of it, it expires, or it is in a crash? Well, many people just throw them away! There used to be a place to recycle in Omaha, but they no longer accept car seats. Target does a trade-in event once or twice a year (awesome choice to get a coupon!), and Babies R Us is no longer around to have trade-in events either! So what option are Omaha and surrounding areas left with?

 

There is Tracy's Auto Body Shop in Lincoln that takes recycled car seats if you cut the straps and remove the cover from the car seat

- a great option for Lincoln residents. But Omaha was left with NO resource to recycle car seats until NOW!

 

Nurture Omaha is proud to announce their new car seat recycling program! Nurture Omaha is a small business serving families in the Omaha Metro Area with expert breastfeeding and car seat safety support. Nurture Omaha is dedicated to staying green and keeping the environment healthy by being as paperless as possible, recycling breast pumps and car seats, and promoting breastfeeding which is one of the greenest things you can do for the environment and the human race.

 

Save the event picture to keep the instructions on when and where to recycle your car seats. Find the details on our Facebook event page and make sure you click "going" to stay updated on details! If you have a question please message Nurture Omaha's Facebook page!

 

These events will be held bi-monthly, right after our bi-monthly Car Seat Safety Education Class called Nurture & Protect! If you think you or someone you know would benefit from taking our class please visit our website here!

Breastfeeding can save the world! How?!

More Earth-saving info coming soon!

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