Category Archives: Recycling

A New Kind of Recycling

Each year, billions of food wrappers and drink cartons end up in landfills because the material they’re made of is geared to keep their products fresh, and not necessarily to decompose.  Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Clif Bars, and Coca Cola, to name a few biggies, have teamed up with TerraCycle (www.terracycle.net), a company that takes their packaging waste and sews, fuses or weaves it into products such as totebags, lunchboxes, showercurtains, pencil cases, backpacks and more.  The Chips Ahoy! umbrella caught my attention, as did the Oreo cookie wrapper shower curtain!