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#1 of 6 Old 08-30-2012, 08:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I finally decided to check out the TerraCycle website, but I must admit I don't quite get how it works. Can anyone help explain it to my feeble mind?? nut.gif

 

Do you just sign up and create a local group for collecting items to send directly to TerraCycle yourself, or do you join other "brigades" as they call them and send stuff to the brigade? I'm confused!!

 

Are there other recycling programs similar to TerraCycle that might be easier to use/understand?

 

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I don't know anything about it but it ;ooks like your post was missed so I thought I'd bump it up for attention. smile.gif

 

Anyone Know about the program?


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With terracycle you can collect items individually or with a group. You do have to sign up for a "brigade" and some fill up quickly. They each focus on a different item to recycle (foil juice pouches, cigarette butts, etc) When you're ready to make a shipment, you click a link on the brigade page and they will give you a mailing label. You mail your recycled items to them and get I think it is 2 points per eligible item. You can turn the points into monetary donations to a school or nonprofit, or you can use them to receive Terracycle's recycled products.

I just found out about it and have been collecting cigarette "butts" since they are ALL over my complex. I haven't shipped or redeemed yet.


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Thanks, thatgirliknew!!
 


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I just signed up to send in recyclable instant coffee refill packs (Kenco brigade). I found the website confusing too, but I'll have another look now and see if there's anything else I could collect and send in.

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