Now TerraCycle has found a unique way to convert those pouches from garbage to resource!
With the help of pouch producers such as Capri Sun and people just like you, more than one million pouches have been saved from landfills via the Drink Pouch Brigade™!
- Sign up for the Drink Pouch Brigade
- Receive an activation email
- Activate your account
- TerraCycle will mail you 4 prepaid collection bags
- Fill a collection bag with at least 100 drink pouches
- Seal and drop off the filled bag at a UPS drop off location near you
- For every pouch that you send to TerraCycle, 2 cents will be donated to a charity of your choice.
To date, more than $25,000 has been donated to schools and community programs nationwide! (For more details visit the Drink Pouch Brigade FAQ page)
Ideally I would like to see the amount of waste that we generate decrease so we don’t have overflowing landfill problems and all the other problems associated with accumulating garbage but until then…. This is a pretty ingenious way to convert “garbage” into a usable resource and thus saving virgin materials from being used.
There are currently over 14,500 participating Drink Pouch Brigade locations in the U.S.
Capri Sun is giving 2 of my readers the opportunity to win baskets that include a book bag, folder, and pencil case that were once Capri Sun drink pouches but are now unique usable items thanks to the folks at TerraCycle.
To Enter: Go to TerraCycle.net, watch the TerraCycle Drink Pouch Production Video, come back here and leave a comment about what you learned or what impressed you most. Giveaway ends Sun May 3rd 12:00 pm EST.
- Sign up for the Drink Pouch and e-mail me "proof"
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the post link
- Tell me what other 2 TerraCycle products you would love to have
This program not only reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, but it teaches kids the importance of being environmentally conscious and preserving the Earth’s resources. All good things.