Brigade: Cookie and Cracker Wrapper Brigade
Timeline: May and June 2013
Prize: Recycled and upcycled TerraCycle products
How to Win: There are two ways to win, 1. Create your own upcycled item made of cookie and cracker wrappers, or 2. Tell us about the top three benefits of participating in this Brigade, and share a photo with us if you like. Top ideas and answers win!
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About the Brigade
Every year millions of cookie and cracker wrappers end up in dumpsters and landfills across Canada. TerraCycle® is working to provide a second life for these wrappers and implement environmentally-friendly solutions for this waste.
To reward you for your environmental achievements, TerraCycle is excited to bring you the Milestone Program, in which you automatically earn rewards for collecting all types of cookie and cracker wrappers. You can also use this Brigade program as a fundraising tool for a non-profit or school of your choice, or as a way to earn TerraCycle products.
And like our other Brigade programs, you'll also earn TerraCycle points per unit of waste you recycle. Each wrapper your location sends in will earn 2 points or $.02 to the non-profit of your choice. Cookie and cracker wrapper shipments will be counted based on weight. Click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
TerraCycle Canada is excited to announce a brand new program for 2013! You will now be automatically rewarded when you reach certain achievements in our new Milestone Program. The Milestone Program is an excellent opportunity for Brigade Leaders to reward their collectors for their help in recycling this waste stream.
You will automatically earn the following rewards when you reach the corresponding achievements. Please note, any rewards that you collect will take some time to process. You should expect any rewards that you earn the previous month to be shipped around the second week of following month.
CLICK “JOIN NOW” TO START COLLECTING
When you sign up for this Brigade you will receive a Welcome Letter and Brigade Poster.
REWARDS BASED ON CUMULATIVE WASTE TOTALS
You will be rewarded based on cumulative waste collections starting January 2013. Waste collection milestones can be found below. As soon as you collect the number of wrappers indicated, you will be rewarded with the following prizes.
REWARDS BASED ON ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY SHIPPING
We’re always working to reduce our environmental footprint and one of those ways is to encourage larger shipments of waste. Although we like to think any shipment of waste is better than it ending up in a landfill, you can truly make an eco-difference by shipping more waste in a single shipment (vs. smaller shipments).
Waste shipment milestones can be found below. Please note, shipments do NOT have to be consecutive. Complete the shipping requirements on the left to be rewarded with the corresponding prizes.
Shipping your waste for free
This recycling program is completely free. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by Mr. Christie’s. To get started, click the “JOIN NOW” button and follow the instructions below.
- Collect at least 168 grams (approximately 112) of approved cookie and cracker wrappers to fill a box or bag (see approved waste listed below). Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag to reduce your environmental footprint.
- Download a free shipping label from terracycle.ca. To a acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE,” and follow the prompts.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
Acceptable Waste and Resources
Cookie and Cracker Wrapper Brigade accepted waste:
- Any brand of cookie and cracker wrappers
- Any brand of cookie and cracker pouches
Cookie and Cracker Wrapper Brigade FAQ
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Cookie & Cracker Wrapper Brigade Poster to help promote your collection efforts.
Watch the video below to see what happens to your cookie and cracker wrappers when they arrive at the TerraCycle facility!