Saturday, August 7, 2010
Back To School Cool- Terracycle Giveaway!
The average school lunch generates 67 pounds of waste during one school
That total is just for one child. Can you image the huge amounts of waste for every school child in the country? TerraCycle is a company that is working to upcycle some of that school lunch waste along with other products that we normally toss in the trash can, without giving them a second thought.
Here is how Terracycle works: Your school or group collects items like Capri Sun pouches, candy wrappers, and chip bags. There is actually 27 different collection brigades! You send the "trash" that you school or group has collected to Terracycle. Terracycle upcycles the trash into tote bags, lunch boxes, and clip boards, just to name a few items!
The best part about participating in a brigade is that you school or charity can earn .02 per piece. This is a great way to help raise money for schools and charity!
TerraCycle has 10,708,984 people collecting trash! They have collected 1,841,676,652 waste units and donated $1,202,447.30 to charity!
I strongly encourage every to think of ways that you can start a TerraCycle Brigade in your own child's school or daycare, perhaps even your own office. Even if you don't collect for TerraCycle, find as many ways as you can to upcycle around your home or office.
So, to help you go back to school cool and green, Terracycle has graciously offered some back to school items for one lucky winner! The winner will receive the following: a Capri Sun lunch box, a Capri Sun pencil case, and 3 folders.
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry, along with your email address. The giveaway will end on August 14,2010. The winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email.
disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post or giveaway. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and in way influenced by TerraCycle.
Posted by LeAnn at 9:08 AM