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By partnering with companies such as Mars, Terracycle is able to reduce packaging waste by upwards of 3,000 tons a year.

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Smart Tips

May 7, 2009

Recycling Snacks

If you made your kids a lunch today
And it's something you do everyday
Look on the back of their favorite snack
And see how to recycle all those old packs.

Green Lunchboxes

  • Snack, check... drink, check... as you go down the list of your kids' favorite lunch items look on the back of the packaging to see if they participate in the Terracycle recycling program which turns old packaging into new products like school gear.
  • Terracycle has teamed up with snack powerhouses such as Capri Sun and Mars Chocolates to make a trade with consumers for their old containers and packaging in exchange for some cold hard change.
  • Set up a special recycling bin in your house for Terracycle items, or encourage your child's class to start one of their own. Take the money collected from recycled pouches to start a vegetable garden, or have a tree planted in their classes' honor.

 

Check It Out

Terracycle Recycling Program: www.terracycle.net/

Capri Sun Pouch Brigade: http://brands.kraftfoods.com/caprisun/be-green-earn-green.aspx

Mars Gets Greener: www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/04/21/mars-partners-with-terracycle

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