Please please please watch this short video to see what TerraCycle is all about and how it works!
Last year on Oprah’s Earth Day show, I heard about a little company doing something BIG in Trenton, New Jersey. TerraCycle takes our everyday non-recyclable waste and turns it into eco-friendly products like tote bags, lunch kits, coasters, pencil cases, backpacks, folders, laptop cases, and trash cans. For a list of products TerraCycle makes with our trash, go here. These are available on the site or at stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, and Whole Foods.
Inspired, I started my own Juice Pouch Brigade last year. I collect empty juice pouches (Capri Sun, Minute Maid, Honest Kids, and Kool Aid) and ship them to TerraCycle (they pay the postage and provide shipping supplies & pre-paid labels). For every pouch I send in, the company donates two cents to the charity or school of my choice. It’s a win-win situation: it keeps garbage out of our landfills, turns it into something useful, and benefits schools and needy organizations. For a list of types of trash TerraCycle accepts or other Recycling Brigades you can create, go here. I challenge you to find a brigade that appeals to you and take the first step. It’s really very easy. Grab a partner or two if that will help you. Once you get it started, there’s no stopping you, and it feels so good to do something GREEN! TerraCycle makes it all so easy–they are the ones doing all the hard work for us. I cannot say enough about them.
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