A bunch of brand new TerraCycle items will be available, during April (in honor of Earth Day) for a limited time only, at every single Walmart across the country. Starting April 5th, nearly 60 TerraCycle products will be sold right next to the original items they were made from. Cheetos kites and tote bags made from Frito-Lay wrappers will be sold with bags of Frito-Lay chips, while notebooks and purses made out of skittles and M&M wrappers will be sold right next to bags of Mars Candy.
For those of you unfamiliar with the trash to treasure company here is a little background information:
TerraCycle collects traditionally non-recyclable waste from people all across the country by paying a non-profit of the collector’s choice 2 cents for each piece they collect and mail to the company (you a pre-paid shipping label that can be printed right from the TerraCycle website http://www.TerraCycle.net). A majority of TerraCycle’s active participants are schools, because the students usually bring in the items and the money can go right back to the school. TerraCycle collects such things as juice pouches, chip bags, and cookie wrappers. TerraCycle uses the waste it receives from its Brigade members to make hundreds of products that are not only eco-friendly, but are also very affordable because its made from waste!