NBHS - Joins the "Drink Pouch Brigade"

NBHS - Joins the "Drink Pouch Brigade"
Posted on 05/13/2015
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SEND US YOUR - Capri Sun Pouches

The Environmental Science Club at NBHS is working together with company Terracycle to upcycle ( Upcycling is defined as using or valuing every aspect of waste in order to give it a new useful life.) the halls of North Branch!  Terracycle is a company which provides free waste collection programs for materials that are otherwise hard to recycle.  The Environmental Science Club is beginning with a drink pouch brigade.  To successfully help with this project the club will need the help of students, parents, and staff members.  Drop off locations can be found in the Elementary, Middle school, and High school cafeterias. 

Why juice pouches?  Every year BILLIONS of drink pouches end up in dumpsters and landfills across America. TerraCycle, Capri Sun and Honest Kids are working together to put an end to this awful loss of resources. As an eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle converts the used drink pouches into unique fashion bags, tote bags, pencil cases, and other items for kids and adults! TerraCycle is proud to team up with the largest producer of drink pouches in the country, Capri Sun, and a young organic entry into the market, Honest Kids, to help address this problem! Together with your help we CAN make a difference!

The TerraCycle Drink Pouch Brigade™ program allows almost any school, non–profit organization or individual to save drink pouches from taking up space in landfills. TerraCycle will donate $.02 for each drink pouch we receive, which will go to the school or charity of your choice. There are no signup fees whatsoever.

 Every type of juice pouch is accepted, straws need not

be removed before placing them into our collection bins

 What happens to these pouches?  Check out the link below and see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vG5CdXhRtrE