Who says garbage can’t be green?

Have you heard of Terracycle? 

Image of waste streams

 

 

 

 

Terracycle is one of the super-coolest greenie bugs around!

“TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending us waste.

TerraCycle then converts the collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. With more than 20 million people collecting waste in 14 countries TerraCycle has diverted billions of units of waste and used them to create over 1,500 different products available at major retailers ranging fromWalmart to Whole Foods Market”

(Terracycle).

But wait! There’s so much more to this landfills-hurt-my-eyeballs and our planet equation!

Many other cool-on-the-cob greenies have embraced the idea of converting unwanted landfill-bound items and turning them into amazing upcycled treasures! Who knew that toilet paper could build an Egyptian Pyramid! Okay, fib. But still!

 

This episode from our awesome greenie-stars, Tristin and Tyler will make you giggle from their cuteness and see this concept put into action! Grab those lil greenie kids too and INSPIRE!!! T & T are great for doing that with kids

 

Episode 4 – Great Green Garbage!

Tristin and Tyler meet an upcycler who makes cool new things out of garbage! Yup Garbage!

 

…and here I was thinking our duct tape purses were fab – now I need a cereal box wallet to go with! Thanks Tristin and Tyler for showing us that garbage doesn’t always stink and how super fun it can be to upcycle!

Written By: Tiffany Casanova, TristinandTyler.com