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In addition to “upcycling,” or directly reusing materials to create new ones, TerraCycle also grinds and reprocesses items like pens and glue bottles into plastic lumber, trash cans, watering cans and planting pots. “Take a walk around your local supermarket,” … Continue ReadingOcean Conservancy · Oct 24, 2011
The keys to the rooms at the conference hotel bore ads for the AMC cable channel. And ad fliers were regularly slipped under hotel room doors to promote drawings for iPads, iPad2s and even a trip to a French chateau. … Continue ReadingNew York Times · Oct 24, 2011
Tom Szaky, founder of the pioneering recycling firm Terracycle, said he had felt similarly compelled. In his sophomore year he was trying to develop a business based on fertilizer made of worm poop and his classes became too much, he … Continue ReadingNJ.com · Oct 24, 2011
However, if your heart is truly begging and pleading for you to own a mountain of candy, The Wilderness Society suggests buying candy in bulk and buying sweets that comes in cardboard packaging rather than plastic. This shockingly small change … Continue ReadingLSU Reveille · Oct 24, 2011
20% off Upcycled creations! Bags, totes, backpacks and more- TerraCycle turns trash into gift-giving treasures. Save 20% at TerraCycleShop.com with code WWMAG.Woman's World · Oct 24, 2011
Phenix PreK-8 has expanded its recycling program as it works to raise $1,000 for butterfly gardens in two of its courtyards. The school recently joined the TerraCycle program, which converts empty juice pouches from brands including Capri Sun and Kool-Aid … Continue ReadingDaily Press · Oct 24, 2011
A school in Flint, Mich., gathered tens of thousands of potato chip bags, juice boxes and other lunchtime trash, then sold it all to Terracycle, a company that turns the packaging into bags and placemats. The school made almost $500 … Continue ReadingNPR Morning Edition · Oct 24, 2011
Then came Albe Zakes, VP of Media Relations for TerraCycle. TerraCycle began on the Princeton college campus as a way to ecologically and cheaply bottle fertilizer (worm poop) the founders were selling. Instead of creating new bottles, they simply re-used … Continue ReadingAol.com · Oct 23, 2011
Have old make up containers? Don’t trash them! Origins will actually take back and recycle any make up container. M.A.C. cosmetics will give you a free lipstick when you return six of their primary containers. Who doesn’t have old pens … Continue ReadingNews 14 Carolina · Oct 23, 2011
And since 2009, Frito-Lay has been part of a partnership with TerraCycle to promote TerraCycle’s snack bag recycling program, the Chip Bag Brigade , which encourages schools and non-profit organizations to collect used Frito Lay snack bags and send them … Continue ReadingCare2 · Oct 22, 2011