Archive for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Turning trash into cash

TES asking residents for drink pouches

October 7, 2009

Tammie George is continuing with more green ideas at the school by starting a new recycling program at the school.

The last few weeks TES students have been collecting drink pouch containers and sending them to New Jersey-based Terracycle. That company uses the empty pouches to “upcycle” them into new products.

“It’s amazing to me how many we get at each lunch period — it’s a very popular item,” George said about drink pouches. “We’re saving a lot of landfill space just by doing something simple like this.”

TES gets 2 cents for each name-brand pouch it receives and 1 cent for each generic pouch.

George said anybody could drop off empty pouches without the straws to the front desk at TES.

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