Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Check out Terracycle for recycling options

I was at the store today and my kids saw a Z bar, the junior version of the Clif Bars, and organic food bar that is pretty popular, and while a tad dry, pretty darn tasty to boot.  I'm not a big fan of food bars to begin with, but Clif bars are a cut above inj my opinion as they are Organic and the company actually has their eye on sustainability.  Simply put, they are a rockin company.

So my kids want a bar and they'd been good so i bought them for them.  Now i had recalled something about Clif having a recycling program so now that kids are zonkered I looked them up, and sure enough, they have a program going with Terracycle that they helped replace.

Basically, get in touch with Terracycle via their website and they will send you 4 postage paid mailers.  Fill them with 200 wrappers, send em off, and you're done.  And if that's not cool enough, they will donate .02 to a charity or school of your choice for each wrapper you send in.

On top of that, Terracycle takes Yogurt cups, drink pouches (think capri sun juices), cookie wrappers, and corks.

And if that isn't cool enough, check out this video!  These guys are in their 20s and have created a company that in their own words "makes a product out of garbage".  They decided to start selling worm tea and even turned down a $1 Million prize to do things their own way.



John Costigane said...

Hi Dave,

ZeroWastePackaging is the drum I have been beating in the UK. Terracycle are making it a practical reality, with paid collections by the young. What about metals collections?

This is the future!

esther said...

my god, please tell me they exist in France, too?!!

Cathy said...

Thanks for the heads up! I use all those products and throwing away the wrappers and corks!

Sustaino - said...

I've always been a fan of Terracycle...better than some of the other harsh, toxic chemicals used in traditional brands. Granted it takes longer to work once applied, but even more gratifying to know that once applied to your vegetable gardens...we aren't ingesting more toxins. Good ole worm poop!