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有没有准备好废旧的牙刷、洗发水空瓶? 还是一不小心…… 扔了就没办法啦~ 不过我们可以从现在开始努力收集并交给我们哦! 如果数量足够多,还会有薄礼相赠! 有的同学担心,回收的旧牙刷会被制作成为新的牙刷,其实这是不可能的! 作为新时代的环保公司,TerraCycle一直为世界的环保事业做出不倦的贡献;他们也有着成熟的闭环回收体系,再利用资源方面,他们有很多新颖而又完善的方案。



4 Simple Ways to Go Green for Back to School

January may mark the first month of the Western calendar, but for many (including myself), the August and September months truly punctuate the New Year. Students, parents of students, and anyone who was ever either or both of these can relate: Back-to-school season is a time for new beginnings, and this too often means new "stuff." Now is a prime time to reevaluate your habits, schedule, and routine as they relate to your mission to live your best life with minimal impact on the environment. A more sustainable routine is something to strive for year-round, but in the spirit of fresh starts, here are four simple ways parents and students alike can go green for back to school:

Striving for a Zero-Waste School

Taking actions to become a zero-waste school can be “a big pain,” says Brian Shmaefsky, professor of biology and environmental science at Lone Star College in Kingwood, Texas. But he adds, “As an environmental scientist, I typically look at waste reduction because of budget concerns…Now [that] we can provide digital [assignments and tests] at school, it has really made a big difference in reducing paper costs. [We’ve seen a] 95% drop in costs.”

Students turn old (toothbrushes) to new

Used dental items are being sought by St Anne's School to be turned into new products such as bins, chairs or bottles. The Harvey primary school is urging the wider community to contribute items such old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers. Program co-coordinator and Year 1 teacher Amber Carruthers said the donations would be used for the Colgate-TerraCylce joint program, an addition to the school's own sustainability and recycling initiatives. Miss Carruthers said more than 30 million toothbrushes and 80 million toothpaste tubes were thrown away every year in Australia and New Zealand. "The TerraCycle program teaches children about recycling waste and also shows them how old products can be used to make new ones," she said. "Students are encouraged to bring in their used dental products, which are collected and sent away to be melted down and made into new products such as bins, chairs and bottles. Students have been very excited and each day, more products are coming in but now we are extending it to the general public to join us." Miss Carruthers said the school would receive two cents for every item - including toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, and outer packaging and floss containers. "Money received for the recycling will be used to purchase resources for the school's sustainability centre," she said. She said the students had enjoyed making their own recycle boxes for collecting products and classes were competing to collect the most products. Items can be donated at the school office on Young Street, Harvey. The program runs until November 1 and the school recycling the most also receives a bonus cash prize.

IMC Licensing Signs TerraCycle

IMC Licensing announced a representation agreement with TerraCycle, a green company that collects non-recyclable and difficult-to-recycle materials and then turns the waste into affordable, eco-friendly products. Under the agreement, IMC Licensing will represent TerraCycle partners’ pre- and post-consumer packaging waste that the company "upcycles" into new products.  TerraCycle's current partners include many global brands. As a result of the agreement with IMC Licensing, this packaging waste will be available to licensees to create new consumer products such as bags, gifts, toys and a variety of school, home, office, garden and pet supplies.


  A group of Nabnasset School students helped turn a bunch of trash into cash for their school system. The students pitched in to help Sustainable Westford's unique "Upcycle It!" program, which turns nonrecyclable items like chip bags, candy wrappers, and drink pouches into backpacks and notepads -- among other items. The group sends the trash to TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based company that recycles the items. In turn, the company agreed to pay two cents for each nonrecyclable item collected. The money is then donated to the school system.

Eat healthy and help the environment

TerraCycle, one of the fastest growing eco-friendly manufacturers in the world, has spent the last 10 years turning non-recyclable waste – including yogurt pots, bottles and crisp bags – into products such as tote bags, purses and shower curtains, and is now raising funds for schools and charities.