Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back To School Cool- Terracycle Giveaway!



The average school lunch generates 67 pounds of waste during one school
year (EPA.gov).


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.

Mandatory Entry:

Visit the TerraCycle website and tell me another product that you like!


Extra Entries:
Follow TerraCycle on Facebook
Follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart in GFC
Follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook
Follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter.

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.

82 comments:

  1. I like the coolers too!
    Megan
    mommyminded.gmail.com
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  2. I follow you via GFC!
    Megan
    mommyminded.gmail.com
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  3. I like the backpacks.

    dlzillman@yahoo.com

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  4. I follow Terracycle on Facebook.

    dlzillman@yahoo.com

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  5. I love the Target bags and the Kites that are coming out soon.

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  7. I follow TerraCycle on facebook.

    sara_1521@hotmail.com

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  8. I also love the candy wrapper storage bin!

    sara_1521@hotmail.com

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  9. Oh, that's hard to decide. But I do like the fence made out of drink pouches since my school collects those. That was great to see!

    evstewart@gmail.com

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  10. I *love* the backpacks!

    http://www.terracycle.net/products/161-Drink-Pouch-Large-Backpack

    veggiemommie@mac.com

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  11. I follow TerraCycle on Facebook.

    veggiemommie@mac.com

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  12. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook.

    veggiemommie@mac.com

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  13. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter.

    veggiemommie@mac.com

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  14. We have terracycle kites that are pretty cool!

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  15. I follow Terracycle on facebook.
    alicia at greenlifestyleconsulting dot com

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  16. I love the TerraCycle Pencils! They are very popular at my school.

    kmeerz@msn.com

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  17. I also follow TerraCycle on Facebook! :)

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  21. I LOVE all of the garden products! I can't wait to buy them all, just as soon as I can afford it, and before next growing season! I also hope to buy all of the classroom and office products in the next couple of years to use in my classroom when I become a teacher. I work at a school now and have gotten our school collecting for many brigades, but I am even more excited about when I have my own classroom in a few years!

    randommountainlife@gmail.com

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  22. I follow TerraCycle on Facebook

    randommountainlife@gmail.com

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  23. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook

    randommountainlife@gmail.com

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  24. I love the pop tab purses, and I can't wait until we can order them!!
    p2unruh@hotmail.com

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  25. I follow Terracylce on Facebook!

    signmama07@sbcglobal.net

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  26. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook!

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  27. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Google Friend Connect!

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  28. I like the Bubble Kit the most. Bubbles usually don't last that long anyway- so knowing that the packaging is already recycled, and can be recycled again is great.

    escobar.mandy@gmail.com

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  29. I also follow TerraCycle on facebook.

    escobar.mandy@gmail.com

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  30. and i follow the Squeaky Grocery Cart on facebook too.

    escobar.mandy@gmail.com

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  31. The Honest Kids Laptop Case is cute! (email available via blog profile)

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  32. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart via GFC. (email available via blog profile)

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  33. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter. @aussiemamma (email available via blog profile)

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  34. I "like" TerraCycle on Facebook. (email available via blog profile)

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  35. Like the Starburst® Insulated Cooler

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  36. following squeaky grocery cart on twitter 9ziggy

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  37. I have to put in props for the all-purpose fertilizer after Terracycle got sued by Miracle-Gro b/c their packaging supposedly looked too much alike. Keep up the good work, Terracycle! Don't let The Man get you down!

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  38. I like the lunch pouch backpacks and circuit board clipboards.

    I follow TerraCycle on Facebook
    I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook
    I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter.

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  39. I follow TerraCycle on Facebook! :)

    (ahyman1127@gmail.com)

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  40. I LOVE the banana leaf paper! How cool that you can make paper from banana leaves!

    (ahyman1127@gmail.com)

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  41. I love skittles so I think the skittles kite is really cute!
    http://www.terracycle.net/products/193-Skittles-Eco-Kite

    embattledsparkle @ aol.com

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  42. I already follow Terra Cycle on Facebook

    embattledsparkle @ aol.com

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  43. Following via Google Friend Connect

    embattledsparkle @ aol.com

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  44. Following The Squeaky Grocery Cart via Facebook

    embattledsparkle @ aol.com

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  45. Following The Squeaky Grocery Cart via Twitter

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  46. I follow Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter! :)

    (ahyman1127@gmail.com)

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  47. I "like" Squeaky Grocery Cart on Facebook!

    (Allison Reidy Hyman- ahyman1127@gmail.com)

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  48. I follow Squeaky Grocery Cart on GFC! :)

    (ahyman1127@gmail.com)

    Also, I follow on Twitter, but I didn't post my Twitter name! It's @musicbrainbooks.

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  49. My kids love Capri sun so the Capri Sun® Rectangular Lunch Box is really cute. Although all the bags are wonderful

    danellejohns@gmail.com

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  50. I follow/like TerraCycle on FB-danelle johns

    danellejohns@gmail.com

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  51. I follow/like The Squeaky Grocery Cart on FB-danelle johns
    danellejohns@gmail.com

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  52. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart on Twitter-Silvrwolve114
    danellejohns@gmail.com

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  53. I follow The Squeaky Grocery Cart in GFC-DanelleJohnson
    danellejohns@gmail.com

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  54. I like the vinyl desk clocks!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  55. I follow squeaky on twitter @mannabsn

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  57. I follow terracycle on facebook

    Melissa
    teaching_manatees@hotmail.com

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  58. i love the fencing! so cool. i already follow terracycle on facebook and participate in several of their brigades. fantastic company!

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  59. i love that starburst cooler....already following you on facebook....mommyofanangel38@aol.com

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  60. the above post from jason was actually made by me! gotta love technology! :)

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  61. I like the messenger bag

    Went to terracycle website

    Steve D
    stevepse+contest@gmail.com

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  62. I like the messenger bag

    I follow terracycle on FB and that is how I found your contest

    Steve D
    stevepse+contest@gmail.com

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  63. I actually own the tote bag pictured...it is great! I use it to carry my preschool materials to and from work!

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  64. I am also the coordinator for a Brigade at my daughter's school. And I follow TerraCycle on FB.

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  65. Should I win this contest, the products would be used to display what the pouches are upcycled into, and then used as a giveaway. I'd love to win this contest, since our PTA is in a bit of a budget crisis right now and we cannot purchase any products!

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  66. We like the concept of the gardening tools!

    ....kismetunleashed@gmail.com

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  67. Oh too, these would be useful in my constant attempt to encourage our school to take on some green efforts!!!

    ...kismetunleashed@yahoo.com

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  68. I like the coolers and lunch boxes!

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  69. The M&M lunchbox is super cool.

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  70. I am a teacher and would love to have the pencil cases for my students!

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  71. I like Terracycle on facebook

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  72. i follow terracycle on facebook

    bransulak@aol.com

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  73. we collect at all our schools in the district for terracycle..

    bransulak@aol.com

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  74. we gave away pencil cases and recycled pencils at our green night school event last year for prizes. kids loved them.

    bransulak@aol.com

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  75. I love the Cookie messenger bag! It is so cute!

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