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Non-Recyclable or Hard to Recycle Waste? A Solution that Turns Garbage into New Products.

If your family recycles like mine does, then anything resembling paper, plastic or metal goes into the appropriate recycling bin. However did you know you may be depositing products that cannot be recycled through typical processes? I am guilty of this — I had been mixing in kid food pouches with my regular plastics. Oops! A solution exists thanks to TerraCycle. It offers national programs (a.k.a Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste like drink pouches, chip bags, and water filters. The waste is then made into new products ranging from recycled park benches to backpacks.

Candy wrapper collection to provide more than 400 meals to hungry Americans

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has collected more than 10,000 candy wrappers during its 2012–2013 season. Through an innovative recycling program, that translates into more than 400 free meals for hungry Americans. Thanks to a TerraCycle program called the Candy Wrapper Brigade, which awards points for each wrapper collected, the Center for the Performing Arts is able to provide 415 meals through Feeding America. The charity, with a mission to provide nourishment to America’s hungry, uses a nationwide network of member food banks.

Environmental Club and Terracycle promote recycling on campus

The TCU Environmental Club works with Terracycle to help promote recycling

The university's environmental club and Residence Hall Association partnered with Terracycle to bring a new recycling contest to campus. The competition, which started after fall break, allows students to turn in materials such as candy wrappers, chip bag wrappers and juice boxes into collection boxes in their residence halls, said environmental club president Brooke Long.

Turn Your Garbage Into a Gift!

Remember making bracelets and stuff out of gum wrappers? The owner of TerraCycle probably did that as a kid. TerraCycle is this awesome website where you can not only buy products made out of recycled stuff, but you can help reduce waste by joining one of their brigades, and selecting a product to gather.
There are all kinds of brigades to choose from: Candy Wrapper Brigade, Cork Brigade, Cheese Packaging Brigade, Flip Flop Brigade, Huggies Brand Brigade, Solo Cup Brigade, and more! And for a lot of the brigades, you get paid, or get rewards for sending stuff in! But you don't have to join a brigade and send things in just to get awesome stuff. They've got everything from toys, to pet supplies, to outdoor fencing. And it's all made from products that are traditionally non-recycleable.
Terracycle is one of the sponsors of the Better Than Black Friday Bash. Throughout October and November, I'm going to be doing reviews on some of this season's most awesome toy brands. Then, right before Black Friday, I'm having a huge giveaway event where you can win some things from the sponsors! Because nothing is better than Black Friday... except for getting things for free!

Upcycle your Halloween costume

The scary part about Halloween, for the environment, is all of the candy wrappers that end up in landfills when the trick-or-treating is over. TerraCycle , an organization that upcycles wrappers from all sorts of products, has a solution for this. TerraCycle has created a variety of products from wrappers, including bags, garden products, gifts, office products and supplies, pet products, school products and supplies, toys, and more. Back to the upcycled Halloween costume - Recyclobot - an upcycled robot costume. All you need are some supplies from your recycling bin, a little creativity, the instructions from TerraCycle, and you have a cool costume for your kid. Make sure you let your child get involved in the creating process too so they can have some fun and love their costume.

Tonda Elementary School Collecting for TerraCycle

Hi Tonda Families! It’s that time again… Terracycle Time! For those who are new to our school, let me explain. Terracycle is a recycling company that will “reward” us for recycling. We belong to 3 different “brigades”… Drink Pouches, Candy Wrappers and Bags (no cardboard candy boxes) and Lunchable containers. They accept ALL BRANDS from every brigade- even generic store brands. Three labeled bins are located in the cafeteria on the stage, for the children to put their items in after lunch. Please remind them to empty all food pieces and drink pouches as much as they can before placing them into their respective bins. Once we have enough of each, the items are shipped to Terracycle (free of charge), earning money for the school. Last year we were able to recycle enough from all of the brigades to collect $123! We generally receive $0.02-$0.05 for each item. It may not seem like a lot right now, but it can quickly add up. **New this year: we now need to send in at least 2000 drink pouches every 6 months to receive any money back (we have only until late December to send these in). PLEASE save all you can! Send them back with your child(ren) after a weekend of sporting events, scouts, parties etc. They DO NOT need to be completed washed out- just empty them as much as you can. This has been a great way to earn money for our school while teaching the children about the importance of recycling and saving the Earth

CPA candy wrapper collection to help feed Americans

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State wants to collect 5,000 candy wrappers during the 2012-13 season to benefit the charity Feeding America. Through a TerraCycle program called the Candy Wrapper Brigade, which awards points for each wrapper collected, the Center for the Performing Arts would be able to provide 200 meals through Feeding America, a national charity with the mission to provide nourishment to America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks. “We’ve had lots of requests to do something to help people more locally,” said Peg Lucas, a member of the Center for the Performing Arts Green Team. “Since we have participation from people who live in numerous counties, and it’s more profitable through TerraCycle® to use points than actual monetary value in return for wrappers collected, we decided that the Feeding America program is about as local as we can get. Our goal of 5,000 wrappers is equal to 200 meals versus $250.” Last season the performing arts center collected more than 6,400 wrappers that were redeemed to provide clean drinking water for a year to 43 people in developing countries. Patrons attending events at Eisenhower Auditorium, on the corner of Shortlidge and Eisenhower roads at University Park, may place used candy wrappers in lobby collection boxes. Eligible waste -- from auditorium concession sales or from home or office use -- includes individual candy wrappers, large candy bags and multi-pack candy bags. Candy wrappers and bags may also be dropped off at Eisenhower during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (146 S. Allen St., State College), weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Penn State employees may send candy wrappers and bags via campus mail to Pam Aikey, Eisenhower Auditorium, or Shannon Bishop, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. Each year millions of candy wrappers are needlessly thrown away, and most end up in landfills. TerraCycle® partners with Mars®, Wrigley® and Cadbury® to create a second life for candy packaging, but all brands of wrappers and candy bags are accepted for the recycling program. Learn more about the program at www.terracycle.net. Find out what else is going on at the Center for the Performing Arts at www.cpa.psu.edu.