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August marks Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

At the beginning of the year, breastpump manufacturer Medela launched an amazing recycling campaign called Medela Recycles to keep breastpumps from ending up in landfills. The inspiration for the Medela Recycles program was an eco-conscious mother who petitioned Medela on change.org to create a recycling program. It worked!

Medea is joined by local bloggers and Forty Weeks at the Washington D.C. Ronald McDonald House on the occasion of Medela's donation of two new hospital grade breast pumps on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Medela Recycles is quite a remarkable program in that every pump recycled through the campaign will go toward the donation of two hospital-grade pumps and supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities across the country.

On Friday, Washington D.C. lifestyle and parenting blogger Jessica McFadden made a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC on behalf of Medela. Jessica’s passion for the program and support of new mothers with babies in the NICU is inspiring.

To date, there have been over 5,200 pumps recycled through the program as Medela strives to meet a goal of 12,000 recycled pumps this year. Moms can easily recycle a Medela electric pump by visiting www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/medela-recycles to print a pre-paid postage label.