Terracycling now available at Office of Sustainability

Did you know your Skittles wrapper could be reincarnated as a cool boombox instead of hanging out in a landfill for all eternity?

TerraCycle is an organization that collects non-recyclable waste and turns it into new products – from clipboards to urban art flower pots – and Tufts has joined two of TerraCycle’s brigades, the Chip Bag Brigade and the Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade.

Tufts has joined two of TerraCycle’s brigades, the Chip Bag Brigade and the Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade. What does this mean to you?

You can now drop off your empty chip bags or energy bar wrappers lined in foil at the Office of Sustainability and they won’t go into a landfill! TerraCycle will turn that waste into handbags, toys, school supplies, and more.

To learn more about how TerraCycle works, or to buy their products, visit www.terracycle.net. Happy TerraCycling!

*Tisch Library has a TerraCycle brigade as well but the dropoff area is accessible only to staff. We are working on getting a TerraCycle box in Tower Cafe so stay tuned.

One comment

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    Laurie Sabol
    November 19, 2011 - 3:43 am | Permalink

    While the Tisch Terracycle dropoff is accessible only to staff, we’re not trying to be difficult, or exclude students from using it. In fact, if you see a member of the Tisch Sustainability Team (Laurie Sabol, Jess Warner, Amey Callahan or Carol Ellis) in the library feel free to give them all your wrappers.

    Happy Recycling!

    Laurie Sabol
    Chair, Tisch Sustainabilty Team

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