Independence from Trash Green - Our Daily Green

Monday, June 28, 2010

Independence from Trash Green

In honor of the upcoming holiday, Our Daily Green would like to celebrate a company that is taking huge steps to free our nation from trash.

Last summer, we wrote about the company TerraCycle and their unique way of helping organizations raise money with trash. TerraCycle is a New Jersey based company that turns items such as juice bags, candy and chip wrappers, and glue bottles into funky, fun school and office supplies and other novelties.

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky and Jon Beyer. Their environmentally responsible vision permeates every aspect of their company, as even their company lunchroom has separate bins for each sort of trash. TerraCycle's mission is to be THE solution for previously non-recyclable garbage. In 2006, the company was featured in Inc. Magazine as the coolest little start up company in America. Last month, Entrepreneur showcased the company in their annual 100 Brilliant ideas issue.

Our Daily Green is thrilled to collaborate with TerraCycle with a giveaway of a fabulous selection of TerraCycle products (over $50.00 retail value) as seen in the photo; including a 3-ring binder, back pack, tote bag, pencil pouches, circuit board frame, and a clipboard -- all made from collected trash.

To be eligible, Our Daily Green readers need to sign up for a Brigade and also post a comment on this blog explaining how they intend to promote the fundraiser and start collecting with their community, school, or organization. We will not share your email address with anyone. To date, there are over 10 million people collecting trash for TerraCycle who have raised over $1 million dollars for different charities.

The winner will be selected on July 6th, following the holiday weekend and their efforts will be showcased on a back to school post in September. Thank you for joining and good luck! Let's keep working for a trash-free tomorrow. Spread the word and invite everyone you know to enter!

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