Turning trash into cash
TES asking residents for drink pouches
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.