TerraCycle Juice Pouch Brigade and a Lunchbox Giveaway

A few months ago, after my kids got a taste for Capri Sun juice pouches in their lunch, I started a TerraCycle Juice Pouch Brigade at our Church.  Their school wasn’t interested in dealing with the collection and storage, so I chose another worthy cause to support.  I registered at TerraCycle.net for my own account and setup the Collection Team for my church.  I got the 501c3 information, like tax id numbers, from the church office and was setup in a day or two.  With a few announcements on Sundays and inclusion in the Monthly Newsletter we were off and running.

We have a small plastic bin in the kitchen next to the recycling that is labeled for juice pouches where people drop them off.  At first several of the kids were bringing in only the juice pouches they consumed at lunch time, but then they got creative and started asking their friends if they could recycle their juice pouches as well.  Now each of the kids brings a couple plastic grocery bags (which we do recycle afterward) full of juice pouches into church each week.

After collecting for a month and a half, we sent in our first box of juice pouches to TerraCycle using the postage label I printed out from their site.  Within a few days we had received credit for 655 juice pouches for $13.10.  It was extremely easy.  This time I’m not going to bother counting each juice pouch before sending off as I learned that they weigh them.

So what do they do with all these used juice pouches?

They make useful things out of the trash.  From the juice pouches they make messenger bags, pencil cases, backpacks, and  lunchboxes.  And for the month of April, you can buy all these products and 50 other TerraCycle goodies at every Walmart across the country OR you can win a TerraCycle juice pouch lunchbox  right now by entering our contest!

TerraCycle has donated a lunch box for us to give away through our blog.

Fill out the form below telling us your favorite Green Lifestyle Consulting article between now and midnight EST on April 25, 2010.  

One entry per person. We will use a random number generator to choose the winner.  We will only use your email to let you know whether or not you won and to arrange to have the lunch box sent directly to you from TerraCycle. If you check the box to subscribe to our blog, then we will add your email to our feed. If you have trouble filling out the form below, please email us at info@greenlifestyleconsulting.com letting us know your favorite post.

4/26/2010 – The contest has concluded – We will announce the winner shortly. Please check out the great articles we have on the steps you can take to living a greener lifestyle.

Good Luck!

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  1. I have to say that I really love your blog and have a hard time picking a favorite since I enjoy reading all of your posts,but I learned a lot about something that I didn’t know much about from http://www.greenlifestyleconsulting.com/2010/03/radically-different-way-of-farming-that.html, so that was my choice! Thanks for the wonderful blog and chance to win!

  2. Hey! I found you on Toddler Mama’s linky. Feel free to check out my giveaways, too 🙂 I try to find eco-friendly products to review/giveaway. I am trying to get into composting, too.

    Also – your giveaway link is broken – it takes me to: “http://http//www.greenlifestyleconsulting.com/2010/04/terracycle-juice-pouch-brigade-and.html”

  3. Link fixed – Blogger added an extra http:// thanks!

  4. I really like this post as I have a toddler/preschooler as well! http://www.greenlifestyleconsulting.com/2009/11/teaching-young-children-about.html

  5. I appreciated the post on “Find TerraCylce products at Walmart for Earth Month”. I shop alot at Walmart and really appreciated the article! Thanks for a chance to win the cool lunch bag!!

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  7. This is the first time I’ve come across this blog. I love the Capri Sun items….I have 3 small children and they all love Capri Suns as well, I can easily see my 2 boys fighting over the lunch box lol

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I found your giveaway through my giveaway link up!

  9. Shannon – I’m glad you like that post, it is never too early to start. Be sure to enter the contest by filling out the form above rather than posting a comment.

    Ellen – I’m glad you like that post, we’re excited about it too, though are not big Walmart fans. Be sure to enter the contest by filling out the form above rather than posting a comment.

    Crystal – I’m glad you like that post, the kids are the future. Be sure to enter the contest by filling out the form above rather than posting a comment.

    Signe – For the month of April, you should be able to purchase the juice pouch lunchboxes from Walmart.

  10. The tetracycle lunchbox is cute and very eco-friendly. I wish my ma’am use something like that and stay away from plastic bags.

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