Every year millions of tortilla and tostada packages 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.
The TerraCycle Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade® program allows any individuals and organizations provide a second life to their used tortilla and tostada packaging by sending them into TerraCycle to be converted into new innovative products. For each approved item 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 $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
Participating in this TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade®, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect enough tortilla and tostada bags 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 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 free label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade 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 Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade Poster and Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade Thermometer Poster to help promote your efforts and keep track of your collections.
Tortilla and Tostada Bag Brigade accepted waste: tortilla plastic bags, tostada cello bags,tortilla plastic packaging.