Eco-review: TerraCycle recycled products

by EcoStreet on October 26, 2008

in EcoReview

This is a guest post by Carolyn Algar.

Using TerraCycle‘s products made out of recycled drink pouches took me right back to my childhood days. Back then I loved the idea of using drink and food packets for other things, little did I know that it would be one of the most important principles to live by – RECYCLING!

The TerraCycle pencil case and homework folder that I have are both made out of recycled Kool-Aid drink pouches. The drink pouches are sewn together very well, and are very hardy.

TerraCycle has a program called “The Drink Pouch Brigade”, where you receive an express pack with prepaid UPS postage. Collect drink pouches, fill each express pack with 100 pouches and drop it off at any UPS store. Once received TerraCycle will send you a new express pack to fill. Not only will you be recycling, but for each drink pouch received, Honest Kids and CapriSun contribute 2c(US) to a nonprofit organization of your choice.

As well as the drink pouch collecting program, TerraCycle also but have a “Cookie Wrapper Brigade” and “Energy Bar Brigade”. Out of this consumer waste, they make tote bags, messenger bags, and backpacks in lots of fun colours. It’s amazing.

TerraCycle products are a great gift buy for children and the young at heart. A great program, a good product and excellent value!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Eco Champion October 26, 2008 at 10:58 pm

The team at Eco Trend Spotter love these product and will be reviewing them soon.

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Corinne October 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm

umm, SWEET. i love bags made of wrappers. what’s better than capri sun, honestly.

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go natural October 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Hopefully, someday we won’t be thinking about recycling. Everything packaged will be biodegradable.

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Dara October 31, 2008 at 8:07 pm

I love it! A few years ago, I bought a knapsack made from recycled bike tires and it’s the coolest thing I own. I totally want one of these now.

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