Have you ever wondered if there was a way to recycle or re-purpose those nasty juice pouches your kids love or those chip bags that you see in many lunch boxes? Well, there is a company by the name of Terracycle that sells things made from re-purposed trash.
Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle began by producing organic fertilizer, packaging liquid worm poop in used soda bottles. Since then TerraCycle has grown into one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world. One of the items they make are tote bags from juice pouches. These bags are similar to bzb designs clutch bags in the way they are also made from plastic bags.
This literally takes trash that can’t really be recycled like those juice pouches out of the landfill. Terracycle also has a program where you can raise funds through a school or organization by collecting chip bags and other items and sending it to Terracycle. Wouldn’t it be a fun project to do with your class to teach repurposing and recycling while making a little money for the class?