Brigade: Drink Pouch Brigade
Timeline: May 1st - June 30th
Prize: Bonus TerraCycle points
How to win: Send in your first ever qualifying shipment and earn 200 bonus points
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!
Sign-up online today and the rest is easy:
- Once you sign-up to participate in the Drink Pouch Brigade you will be able to order prepaid postage labels from TerraCycle.
- Collect at least 2.8 kg (approximately 500 drink pouches) of approved packages to fill a box or bag. Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag to reduce your environmental footprint.
- Affix the pre-paid postage label and call UPS for the next business day shipment pick-up (1-800-PICK-UPS).
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:
- 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!