This contest is now closed thank you to all that entered.
(Never had such a hard time giving away free stuff before, so far two winners have been chosen and emailed but no one emails me back with shipping address. I’ll try one more time to choose a winner. Thanks)
TerraCycle is offering a free back to school prize pack for one lucky Eco Child’s Play reader.
All you have to do is read through this post and leave a comment with your contact info to be entered in the contest.
TerraCycle is known for upcycling trash into awesome usable items.
“Every year in the United States, the vinyl from over 3 million billboards is sent to landfills. That’s almost 10,000 tons of vinyl, roughly the weight of 2,500 full-grown elephants worth of material that does not biodegrade and will spend an eternity in our landfills. To address this environmental issue, TerraCycle and Yak Pak have partnered to construct durable, affordable bags and accessories by upcycling this difficult to recycle material.”
“Upcycling is the practice of transforming disposable materials into something of greater use and value, giving that material new life. The new TerraCycle-Yak Pak billboard product line represents the ultimate achievement in upcycling. By combining the durability of the billboard vinyl with Yak Pak’s expertise in design and manufacturing, the resulting products are not only great looking, but also nearly indestructible allowing every item to come with a lifetime warranty.”
They also collect used drink pouches, potato chip bags and an assortment of other products and turn them into school and office supplies (among other things).
The non-recyclable drink pouches are made into bags, pencil cases, and homework folders that “are as stylish as they are eco-friendly”. The items are available at Target, Office Max, Walgreens and Shoko stores nationwide. New items are being added for the 2009 back to school season, including backpacks and lunch boxes!
Now you have the chance to own one of these wonderful upcycled backpacks, a drink pouch lunch box, drink pouch pencil case, and Chips Ahoy notebook. All of the upcycled items are perfect for back to school.
The contest starts today, Monday August 3, and will be open for two weeks. A winner will be chosen on Monday August 17 and announced in the comments section of this post and at the top of this post as a notice.
Good luck to all that enter.
[This post was written by Wenona Napolitano.]