The Green Team’s Upcycling Project

 

Help The Green Team keep certain PACKAGING MATERIALS out of the waste stream and earn some funds for other green projects. Some packaging materials is difficult to recycle, but TerraCycle can transform them into useful objects or materials. The UUFNW Green Team will be collecting:

  • DRINK POUCHES (with or without the straw) and other retort pouches;
  • ORAL CARE PRODUCTS
  • CRINKLY SNACK BAGS, CEREAL LINERS, CANDY WRAPPERS, ETC.
  • HOUSEHOLD/CLEANER PACKAGING: PUMPS, CAPS, TRIGGERS, POUCHES

For what we collect, we receive a donation from TerraCycle to support a Green Team project. Help us! Help the environment! Every week, bring these packaging materials to the Fellowship and put them in the special boxes.
 
Learn more by watching this 1:44 Youtube video:
 


 
Here’s more detailed information about the 4 categories that we are collecting

 
DRINK POUCHES

with or without the straw- and other Stand-up or Retort pouches (tuna fish, Meals Ready to Eat, camping foods). These pouches are a laminate of flexible plastic and metal foil. Lack the recycling triangle.
1st Goal: 5 lbs

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ORAL CARE PRODUCTS

(toothbrushes, tooth paste tubes, caps & boxes, dental floss containers). Lacking the recycle triangle.
1st Goal: 2 lbs

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“THE CRINKLIES”: SNACK BAGS, CEREAL LINERS, CANDY WRAPPERS, and MORE

Plastic in film form, or a plasticized layer of aluminum), polypropelene or HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). Lacking the Recycle Triangle.
1st Goal: 15 lbs

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HOUSEHOLD Hard Plastics/ CLEANER PACKAGING

PUMPS, CAPS, TRIGGERS, Deodorant containers, POUCHES (flexible cleaner packing). Lacking the Recycle Triangle.
1st GOAL: 17 lbs
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If the item has the recycling triangle, then please recycle it at home as usual!
Print our flyer and hang up on a box at home so you don’t forget what can be upcycled. And give a flyer to your friends and family so they can help us go green!
 
Green Team Upcycling Flyer
 
Learn more aobut TerraCycle here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

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