This giveaway has ended. I have written about TerraCycle a few times in the past because I truly believe in what these guys are doing – taking our trash and making them into usable products that are affordable for everyone. At the same time, consumers and local community groups can earn money by collecting the used packaging for TerraCycle, while keeping packaging from landfills. It’s truly a win-win for everyone involved, and their next project will just reinforce this fact.
TerraCycle and Frito-Lay have formed a partnership that will take used packaging and turn them into affordable goods. The company is asking buyers to form “Chip Bag Brigades”, and for every bag a brigade collects and sends to TerraCycle, Frito-Lay will donate two cents to their charity of choice. Initially, there will be 1,000 collection sites and more are expected to be added during the year. The goal of the program is to engage at least 150,000 people and divert more than 5 million bags from landfills.
How cool is this? While I am not a big snack-food eater, I understand that millions of Americans are – and that produces a lot of waste that ends up in the landfill. So anything that can hopefully save 5 million of these bags from that fate and turn them into products we can all buy is fantastic. Kudos to TerraCycle for working so hard on finding a use for this waste! Now, about winning one of these products…
These tote bags made from 20-30 used chip bags Frito-Lay waste packaging will not be available for sale until the Fall/Winter 2009 – but you can win one today here at The Good Human. We are the first site to give away one of these not-yet-released bags!
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