Walmart ended car seat trade-in program 9 days early due to overwhelming response
Walmart gave out an estimated $30 million in gift cards
SAN ANTONIO – Walmart announced an early end to its car seat trade-in program.
"Due to the overwhelming response from our customers, we are quickly reaching capacity for this program," Walmart said in a statement to USA Today.
This was the first car seat recycling event for Walmart, which gave out an estimated $30 million in gift cards.
"In less than one week, we estimate we will collect nearly 1 million car seats -- or the equivalent of diverting over 200 million plastic bottles from landfills," Walmart said.
The event, which offered $30 Walmart gift cards in exchange for old car seats, ended nine days early on Saturday.
It was originally meant to run through next Monday.
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