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Drink Pouch Recycling Program

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Recycle your waste with Kool-Aid

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Important Closing Notice for the Drink Pouch Brigade

We regret to inform you that the Drink Pouch Brigade will be closing on March 31, 2016. In preparation for this closing, please send in any drink pouches you may have accumulated before March 31, 2016. TerraCycle will only credit your account for any drink pouches checked in prior to March 31, 2016.

If you would like to continue to recycle drink pouches after the program has closed, you can do so immediately by purchasing our Drink Pouch Zero Waste Box. To learn more about the Zero Waste Box Program, click here.

Every year MILLIONS of drink pouches end up in dumpsters and landfills across Canada.

TerraCycle and Kool-Aid are working together to put an end to this awful loss of resources. As an eco-friendly innovator, TerraCycle converts used drink pouches into unique fashion bags, tote bags, pencil cases, and other items for kids and adults!

TerraCycle is proud to team up with the largest producer of packaged drinks in the country, Kool-Aid, to address this problem! Together with your help we CAN make a difference!

Participating in the Drink Pouch Brigade is completely free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Drink Pouch Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:

    1. Collect enough drink pouches to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). There is no shipping minimum requirement for this Brigade; you will receive points for shipments of any size. Remember, the waste does not need to be cleaned or stacked, and always try to reuse a shipping box or bag.

    2. Download a pre-paid shipping label from terracycle.ca. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE”. You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.

    3. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label to your box and then call UPS at 1-800-PICK-UPS and schedule a next day pick up.

The TerraCycle Drink Pouch Brigade program allows almost any school, community organization or individual to save drink pouches from taking up space in landfills.

For each Drink Pouch that you collect and send, TerraCycle will give you two TerraCycle points ($.02) which can be redeemed for payment toward any non-profit, school, or charity of your choice! If you don't have a charity currently in mind, you may choose from a list of existing charities. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program.

There are no signup fees or other costs to you whatsoever.

The following types of waste can be collected through the Drink Pouch Brigade: All brands and sizes of drink pouches. NOTE: Juice boxes and plastic bottles are NOT acceptable.

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 Drink Pouch Brigade Poster to help promote your collection efforts.

Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.

Drink Pouch Brigade Accepted Waste

Drink Pouch Brigade accepted waste:

  1. All brands and sizes of aluminium drink pouches

Watch the video below to see what happens to your drink pouches when they arrive at the TerraCycle facility!

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