Mom Goes Green is now also “Upcycle Mom” to 400 kids… the kids at our daughter’s elementary school, that is!
We’ve finally joined TerraCycle in their “Drink Pouch Brigade”. If you know TerraCycle you probably know all about their products, but if you don’t know about their brigades, let me give you the rundown…
First of all, keep in mind that each year literally BILLIONS of non-recyclable drink pouches get tossed in the trash and wind up in landfills… fortunately, along came TerraCycle. They upcycle this otherwise worthless trash and convert the used drink pouches into fashion bags, tote bags, pencil cases, and a whole slew of other items for kids and adults. All you have to do is save the drink pouches, send them to TerraCycle and earn a little cash for your school, organization or charity of your choice.
Sure the financial part is a little incentive, but more than that (to me!) is the idea of all the trash that is being salvaged, upcycled and put to use. Anytime something DOESN’T go in the trash can (thus the landfill), I’m one happy green momma!
These programs are perfect for schools, community groups, Boy Scout or Girl Scout troops, youth groups, churches… you name it… any group can do it and make quite a contribution to the planet.
And it’s not just drink pouches… they also collect yogurt cups, candy and cookie wrappers, chip bags, glue sticks and glue bottles… there is a list of 25 brigades, so something is sure to fit.
I’m ready to go and lead my little troops in the Drink Pouch Brigade. Now, if I suddenly stop blogging, could someone please come over and rescue me from under the mountain of drink pouches where I’m likely to be buried?!?