Sunday, April 26

Capri Sun + TerraCycle = A Great Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Every year BILLIONS of drink pouches end up in dumpsters and landfills across America.
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.

Extra Entries:

  • 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.

Good Luck!

35 comments:

valerie2350 said...

the magic happens in trenton :)

valerie2350 said...

waste cork corkboard
and
drink pouch lunch box

valerie2350 said...

http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/04/overcoffee-terracycle-giveaway-5309.html

greengirl said...

Cool product! I think what impressed me most about TerraCycle is it really is a hands-on product. They take steps to ensure the pouches are washed and cleaned before being sent off to be made into the final product. Simple, great idea!

Laney said...

Participation is easy: "Once your request to join the Energy Bar Brigade has processed, TerraCycle will ship four postage-paid collection bags to your address. Once a bag is filled with 200 wrappers, all you have to do is seal it and drop it off at a UPS drop-off location."

savethemasses@hotmail.com

Laney said...

I also love the drink pouch messenger bag and the drink pouch tote bag.

savethemasses@hotmail.com

cksknitter said...

Their cleaning process is phenomenal and the products they create by recycling juice pouches are fun and kitchy!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

silverhartgirl said...

Capri Sun and Honest Tea will donate $.02 for each Capri Sun, Kool Aid and Honest Kids drink pouches, which will go to the charity of your choice

cdziuba said...

I learned that the pouches are sanitized before being used in the production process. I would imagine most people wondered about that!

cdziuba said...

I also like the Drink Pouch MESSENGER BAG, and the Drink Pouch LUNCH BOX.

Tanyetta said...

I'm from Jersey!

They're based in my hometown! VERY VERY cool :)

Rajee said...

Cool stuff. Unable to link urls.
rajikarthik@hotmail.com

Rajee said...

Love capri sun honest tea.
The Capri Sun & Honest Kids Drink Pouch Brigade™ program allows almost any organization or individual to save drink pouches from taking up space in our landfills. Capri Sun and Honest Tea will donate $.02 for each Capri Sun, Kool Aid and Honest Kids drink pouches, which will go to the charity of your choice. If you don't have a charity currently in mind, you may choose from a list of existing charitie.
rajikarthik@hotmail.com

Sweepstakes Advantage said...

Great Giveaway. I found this listed at Sweepstakes Advantage, http://www.sweepsadvantage.com . Good Luck Everyone!

The Dreamer said...

i'm amazed at the cleaning process (and honestly wasn't sure how that worked!)

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

The Dreamer said...

i like the drink pouch lunch box and tote

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

DEBIJOT said...

The drink pouch brigade has over 800 locations.

DEBIJOT said...

I like the lunch box and corkboard.

auntrene said...

I am so impressed. My little 4 year old nephew is sitting next to me and watched the video as well. I love that they the bags are made in America.. Right in New Jersey. I learned that they take the pouches to the laundry mat to clean them.. I was picturing if I was at the Laundry Mat and saw someone come in with bags of Juice Packs to wash I would think they had lost their minds. Now I know they haven't and they are helping keep our earth clean. Way to go green. I would love to win this prize for my niece.. Thanks for the chance.
itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

Kathleen W. said...

This is such an awesome program! Especially

I think it's funny that they actually take them to a laundry mat. I'm sure it's not this way, but I imagine someone taking big bags of these to the laundry mat in our town.

I also love that they do all of this in New Jersey, rather than shipping stuff all over the globe.

andrea v said...

happens in New Jersey and they sort the packets by color.

Kathleen W. said...

I added this to my weekend contest links here
http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2009/05/weekend-contest-love-52.html

MamabearMills said...

How tedious that process is! Cleaning and sorting for a great cause! It's amazing, thanks for sharing that! my son drinks capri sons like a madman, so I will be signing up and sending mine in somehow!

MamabearMills said...

I signed up via email and my bags to collect juiceboxes are on the way, shortly! I don't know what kind of proof you need, but here's the activation email I got
Thank you for signing up for TerraCycle's Drink Pouch Brigade program. To
finalize your account setup, please copy and paste the following address into
your browser:



http://www.terracycle.net/dpb/dpb_confirm.htm?accountid=983968



After you confirm your account, we'll ship out your boxes shortly.

MamabearMills said...

The used disk notepad is really cute as well, along with the pencil cases.

z. Smith said...

What impressed me the most are the steps they take to ensure the pouches are washed and cleaned before being sent off to be made into the final product.

z. Smith said...

I would also love to have the lunch box and corkboard.

sito50 said...

They have 800 brigade locations and growing.

sito50 said...

Blogged - http://sitosfunstuff.blogspot.com/2009/05/terracyclecapri-sun-giveaway-at-over.html

Donna said...

"Every year BILLIONS of drink pouches end up in dumpsters and landfills across America."

Donna said...

I would like the drink pouch messenger bag and the drink pouch tote bag.

Naddez said...

I'm impressed with their cleaning & washing process of the drinking pouches.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

I would love to have the Firestarter & the Firelogs.

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Tracysweetangl said...

They have 800 brigade locations and growing.

Tracysweetangl said...

I like the drink pouch messenger bag.