22 October 2011

Go Green With TerraCycle! (Trick Or Treat Hop Sponsor)

My Dear Friends,

TerraCycle is a pioneering upcycling and recycling company which collects non-recyclable trash and repurposes it into new, practical, eco-friendly products.  Their line of products includes backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks, messenger bags, lunchboxes, binders, and homework folders as well as items like wine cork corkboards, picture frames, coasters, mp3 boomboxes & more.

The trash is collected by student groups at schools across the country. Groups, which are called “Brigades,” can collect trash from juice pouches to chip bags to computer keyboards. They sign up for free, and then send their trash in to TerraCycle for free as well. 

For every piece of trash that students send TerraCycle, they receive two points. These points can be used to buy specific charity gifts, such as clean water, or converted to cash and donated to a non-profit or charity – including their school. Many students raise money for their extracurricular activity groups, or to buy new, energy friendly electronics for their school.

The products are made from this non-recyclable packaging, and they are bright, colorful, sturdy and durable.  The back-to-school products are especially neat for kids because they can see the tangible, physical results of their hard work collecting the trash. They can see the difference they are making in working for the environment and encouraging recycling.

I hope that TerraCycle can be a helpful resource in your home, garden & life.  I know that I am very impressed at what this company does for others.  Repurposing things is a great way to recycle old items and make them new and usable!  

I was given the Skittles Eco Boombox to review.  Before the days of mp3 players, I carried around a tape, then CD player pretty much everywhere.  (I know, I know, I'm totally dating myself here!) I just really love listening to music.  I listen now on my iphone but the speakers aren't that loud.  Enter the Skittles Eco Boombox - my volume problems are solved!

Groove greener with this portable boombox made with up to 80% recycled materials. It features a 3.5mm universal plug so you can play music from your iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, laptop, or computer. Batteries NOT required.  Just plug and go!  It's lightweight, as it is made of Skittles boxes, yet fully functional!

Every year BILLIONS of drink pouches end up in dumpsters and landfills across America. TerraCycle, Capri Sun and Honest Kids are working together to put an end to this tremendous loss of resources. As an eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle converts pre and post-consumer drink pouch waste material into cool new upcycled products.

TerraCycle has teamed up with Fashion In The Forest to give away a juice pouch pencil case as part of the Trick Or Treat Blog Hop.  Come back on October 28th, fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below and enter to win!

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1 comment:

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