This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for this post, but all information in it is my own.
So, now that everyone is drinking Capri Suns juice drinks, there's an issue. A little bit of a "dirty secret" that no one really wants to talk about.
What do you do with all of the pouches? It's not like you can drop them in the recycle bin.
Founded in 2001, the primary purpose of TerraCycle is to keep nonrecyclable waste out of landfills. With the slogan "people/planet/profit", they work on all three areas to help keep our landfills, well, less full.
Capri Sun has participated in this program for six years, and has recycled more than 200 million pouches. Capri Sun has donated money to schools nationwide by using the Drink Brigade.
TerraCycle accepts any drink pouches, not just Capri Sun juice drink pouches, although they are a big contributor. Not only do they take rinsed used pouches, they also use pouches that don't pass the rigorous standards of testing. And what do they do with all of these pouches? Well, they either recycle or upcycle them. When you recycle a product, you use that product to create something else. It does not look anything like it did when you began. As an example, recycled Terracycled plastics have been made into injection molding, extrusion molding, Chip clips, and even picnic tables and couches. Look at all of these cool garden products, perfect for the spring!
When you upcycle, you retain part of the graphics and packaging in the next life. Kind of like this nifty bag that we made.
Or this messenger bag that you can BUY.
The Terra cycle program works in conjunction with PTA groups all over the country. You create a box in which to house your used packets. You rinse them, and package them for shipping, and in turn, TerraCycle will send you cash.
Pretty cool, right there.