TerraCycle Buys Trash and Makes Treasures

TerraCycleThe company called TerraCycle will buy disposable drink packets, candy wrappers, chip and cookie packets, and some beauty product containers. They take their gathered garbage and recycle them into products such as totes, backpacks, and clipboards. The website has a running total board on the top to track collectors, trash, products, and funds given to charity.

At first I thought maybe they ground up or melted down the trash. But for the most part TerraCycle is more of a repurpose – see the photo here of a backpack made from Capri Sun Drink pouches.

You should check out their website and see the pictures. There are stories of kids that make spending money by collecting the right product packages and of groups that organized large trash drives as fundraisers.

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