Don't throw that away!

Friday, May 20, 2011


{Image via Terracycle}

Eliminate the Idea of Waste with Terracycle!

With great corporate partner ships (think Old Navy and Sprout), and creative projects (like turning old flip flops into that chipped soft rubbery material for playgrounds} Terracycle turns previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste into very useful alternatives from park benches to upcycled backpacks.

You can select your waste such as candy wrappers, cheese packaging, corks, digital cameras, neosporin tubes, scotch tape, or pens and markers. 

They provide you with a collection box which you can fill yourself, or put it in a community spot or an office and collect it later.

Mail it back to Terracycle (with free shipping provided), and they turn it into cool new products!!!

The bonus: For most items, Terracycle donates money per unit collected to a charity of your choice.

This would be a great hands-on project to do with your kids!
Let them select the products you want to collect, and get started!!!

3 comments:

~ : Mama Koala : ~ said...

What a great idea. We don't have anything like that here yet (Australia) but I can't wait for them to. I do believe they turn old tires into the playground chips and we do have park benches made of 100% recycled PET bottles so thats a start.

the sleepy time gal said...

so cool!!!!! thanks for sharing! and i love the new look of your site.

SimplyMontessori said...

Thanks Nicole :)

Mama Koala- the playground chips out of recycled tires are great- no more owies when they fall off! :)

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