We have an exciting new program to tell you about! We are now a TerraCycle Brigade participant which means we are collecting specific non-recyclable packaging as a way to raise money. This free collection program educates children about reusing, provides a much needed boost in funding for us and most importantly, saves tons of garbage from ending up in a landfill.
You can help by collecting the packaging from many products you currently use at home, sending it into Terracycle (postage is free), and in return, receive $.02 per wrapper for our school. Some of the items you can collect include:
Click here to GET STARTED: When prompted, create a new team, but make sure you select La Mariposa PTA as your charity.
- Capri Sun, Honest Kids, and Kool-Aid Juice Pouches
- Cliff, Balance, Luna brand Energy bars
- Scott Toilet Paper and Flushable Wipes (plastic packaging only)
- Bear Naked and Kashi brand products
- Oreo and Chips Cookie packaging
An eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle will upcycle the materials we collect into cool new eco-friendly and affordable products such as tote bags, pencil cases, kites, shower curtains and backpacks that are available nationwide at WalMart, Target, Home Depot, Office Max, and Sam’s Club. Since the products are made directly from used packaging of recognizable brands, children are able to quickly understand the impact of their efforts.
The TerraCycle Brigade programs are a fun and easy way for us to empower children to make a difference locally and globally while at the same time learning about the importance of recycling and reusing. Thank you in advance for helping us reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and raise money. Your participation is a key part of our efforts.
If you have any questions, please contact Natalie.