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Candy wrapper recycling effort under way at CPA

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is participating in a new “green” initiative by collecting candy wrappers that are recycled and converted into various products. Through a TerraCycle program called the Candy Wrapper … Continue Reading

PSU Live · Oct 19, 2011

Faith Middle School earns money for PTO, charities by recycling

Candy wrappers, old toothbrushes, empty chip bags — at Faith Middle School it’s not just trash; it’s cash. The school can take everything from cream cheese tubs to plastic tape dispensers and recycle it to earn money. And it adds … Continue Reading

The Bayonet/Ledger-Enquirer · Oct 19, 2011

Pine Creek Elementary benefits from TerraCycle recycling program

Students at Pine Creek Elementary sort through boxes of wrappers and other recyclables for a program called TerraCycle in which students earn points that are redeemable for cash for the school, or they can choose o donate the money to … Continue Reading

The Holland Sentinel · Oct 19, 2011

Otsego students participating in TerraCycle

Otsego Baptist Academy is one of nine area elementary schools bringing green into the fall and winter by participating in programs from TerraCycle, a recycling and upcycling company. TerraCycle offers eco-friendly, upcycled and recycled lunchboxes as well as a way … Continue Reading

Kalamazoo Gazette · Oct 19, 2011

Used Writing Instruments

Today, I have some exciting news to share with you. Have you heard of Terracycle? Well, they are a company devoted to upcycling, so in other words, they find “trash” and turn it onto new products. Perhaps you’ve seen kites … Continue Reading

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful · Oct 19, 2011


TerraCycle is an inspired company that began with the simple concept of eliminating everyday waste. Ten years ago, emboldened by this idea of “outsmarting waste,” Princeton student Tom Szaky started selling cartons of worm casting in plastic bottles. Now, a … Continue Reading · Oct 18, 2011

Waveland PTO collecting candy wrappers, bags

Mandee Newgent, PTO president, said collection of the wrappers is vital to help buy items for the school. This year the PTO has begun collecting candy wrappers and packages that are sent to TerraCycle, where they are recycled into items … Continue Reading

Journal Review (Indianapolis IN) · Oct 18, 2011

School in recycling competition finals

Dinosaurs Rex and Rita get their fill of recycled bags at Madison Avenue Elementary. Now they’re looking for their fill of votes to win a recycling contest. The school’s bins used to accept chip and drink pouches during lunch period … Continue Reading · Oct 18, 2011

From waste to re-use

Daily Mining Gazette (MI) · Oct 18, 2011

Oakwood Elementary participates in national recycling program

In order to teach students a fun way to protect the Earth and earn money for their school, Oakwood Elementary is participating in a national recycling program. TerraCycle Inc. has partnered with brands including Kraft, Nabisco and Frito-Lay to recycle … Continue Reading

Ionia Sentinel-Standard (MI) · Oct 18, 2011