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 enormous loss of resources. As an eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle converts the drink pouch material into innovative products from tote bags and pencil cases to plastic lumber and pavers! The Drink Pouch Brigade allows schools, non-profit organizations, or individuals to save drink pouches from taking up space in landfills.
Remember, each TerraCycle point can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
Units per Drink Pouch Brigade shipment are calculated based upon weight. Drink pouches will be counted based upon a an average weight of .009 lbs. per drink pouch. The rewards for shipments through the Drink Pouch Brigade are as follows:
0 to 1,000 pouches per shipment: 0 points per pouch
1,001 to 2,000 pouches per shipment: 1 point per pouch (or $0.01 per pouch)
2,001 to 5,000 pouches per shipment: 2 points per pouch (or $0.02 per pouch)
5,001+ pouches per shipment: 3 points per pouch (or $0.03 per pouch)
Once you have joined the Drink Pouch Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect enough approved drink pouches to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag and use eco-friendly padding. Please note, you will need to send shipments that contain at least 1,001 drink pouches (or about 13 lbs) in order to receive the TerraCycle point donation.
- Download a free shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE.” You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the Drink Pouch Brigade FAQ.
To make collecting your waste easier you can download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide". This guide will give you some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free.
Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.
Drink Pouch Brigade accepted waste:
- Aluminum and plastic drink pouches (no need to remove the straws)
Please see this special letter from TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky for more information about the tiered shipment size requirements.
Watch the video on the left to see what happens to your drink pouches when they arrive at the TerraCycle facility, and check out the video on the right to see an awesome Capri Sun video!