When you’re gearing up to send your kids back to school, don’t forget about recycling. Many people have old school supplies hanging around from the year before. I have a great way for your kids and their classmates to help the environment and recycle all that old stuff.
Don’t forget to recycle your old back to school supplies
Our planet is so important, that’s why we must take the steps necessary to not only keep her healthy, but to teach our children to do the same. That’s where TerraCycle comes in. They are a globally recognized and highly awarded company that has developed zero waste solutions for waste streams.
A waste stream is unused, broken, or garbage items that flow from consumers to landfills. TerraCycle has created their internal recycling company to help lessen these waste streams. They collect it, sort it, and repurpose it into affordable and innovative products. This helps our landfills and Mother Earth.
How can we help?
It’s simple really. Go to TerraCycle and chose the waste stream you want to recycle, and the size of the box. Fill it up, and send it back. It comes with a prepaid shipping label. TerraCycle handles the rest.
Gather classmates to recycle last years school supplies
Since your children and their friends will be getting new back to school supplies, now is the perfect time for them all to recycle the old ones. Purchase the Art Supplies Zero Waste Box™ from TerraCycle, and ask their teacher to place it in the classroom. Then everyone can bring in their old supplies. They can recycle their old notebooks, tape, markers, crayons, charcoal, sponges, easels, water colors, and more. Once it’s full their teacher can affix the prepaid shipping label, and send it off. What a great way to help the Earth and to teach children about recycling.
More than art supplies
TerraCycle has solutions for more than just art supplies. You can recycle old action figures, batteries, athletic balls, baby gear, back packs, and so much more! For convenience, they even have an all in one box. To learn more, head to their website.