Every year millions of tortillas and tostadas’ packaging end up in dumpsters and landfills across America. TerraCycle® is working to make a positive contribution to the environment by minimizing trash going to landfills.
For each approved piece of waste received, your collection location will be awarded two TerraCycle points which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or for a payment of $0.02 to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
As an eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle converts the tortillas and tostadas packaging waste into fun and exciting new products, such as tortilla warmers, bags and accessories for kids and adults! TerraCycle is proud to team up with participants to help make a positive impact on the environment, and with your help we can make a difference!
Participation in this Brigade is free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Brigada de Empaques de Tortillas y Tostadas, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect enough pieces of waste to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). Remember, the waste does not need to be cleaned or stacked, and always try to reuse a shipping box or bag!
- Download a pre-paid 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 information please read the Brigada de Empaques de Tortillas y Tostadas FAQ
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Brigada de Empaques de Tortillas y Tostadas Thermometer Poster to help promote your efforts and keep track of your collections.
Brigada de Empaques de Tortillas y Tostadas/Tortillas and Tostadas Bags Brigade accepted waste: tortilla plastic bags, tostada cello bags, tortilla plastic packaging.