Your Trash Wanted: Will Pay Cash

15/03/2010 at 5:34 am 1 comment

I ran across an article in BrandWeek about a New Jersey-based Company that converts candy wrappers into a number of fashionable retail items — so I had to check it out.

TerraCycle + Your Drink Pouches = Handbag

The company, TerraCycle, operates on the idea that YOU (the consumer) will help them by joining what’s called a “brigade” and send your recycled drink pouches, yogurt cups, candy wrappers and cookie wrappers to them in exchange for $.02 per donated item. Before you put in your two-weeks notice, the money isn’t sent to you in an undisclosed envelope, it’s donated to a charity of your choice. So, not only are you helping the environment, you’re also helping a well-deserving charity with your efforts.

If you’re not ready to join the brigade, you should at least check out how their transforming your trash into their treasure — it’s pretty creative. I didn’t know my Oreo cookie wrapper could have a second life as a kite or that juice pouches could double as a flower-pot.

See for yourself:


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Brian  |  15/03/2010 at 6:23 pm

    Cool idea!


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