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Wizards Testing Magic: The Gathering Booster Pack Recycling

March 22, 2022

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

Do you like Magic: The Gathering? If you do, you probably know that a Magic: The Gathering booster pack have always gone in the garbage. It sucked, but that's just how things were. Well, that's about to change, as a new Magic: The Gathering booster pack recycling box is on the way as part of a pilot project that Wizards is conducting with TerraCycle.

There are a few catches: not all stores will have these new boxes. The pilot project will only distribute the Magic: The Gathering booster pack recycling boxes to WPN Premium stores that had the status as of March 7th, and each store will only receive one box. That's not too bad, though, because each box can hold thousands of booster wrappers. However, if your local North American WPN Premium store was been designated as such before the cut-off date, then they should receive a box by the end of the month.

 

You should know that no other material can be recycled in these boxes, which is ironic (save waste by making more waste!) but hey, baby steps, right? We're getting there. As for Terracycle's credentials, they're active in 21 countries and "explore ways to recycle and collect typically non-recyclable items through national recycling platforms." That's a noble goal to be sure, and for an immensely popular game like Magic: The Gathering, its booster packs probably produce a ton of waste that can and should be dealt with accordingly.

Booster Packs
These Magic: The Gathering booster packs produce a lot of waste.

Since this is only a pilot project in North America right now-Wizards of the Coat and Terracycle are undoubtedly working out the kinks-it will probably take a while until this comes in effect worldwide, assuming it even moves forward. Until then, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information on Magic: The Gathering booster packs, card games, and everything in between.

 
 

Also, if you're a store owner and you like what you're hearing about this initiative, be sure to visit this link and sign up for WPN Premium in order to be included in ventures like this.