A while back I wrote about this awesome organization, Terracycle, that pays non-profit organizations for collecting recyclables like food wrappers, yogurt containers and plastic bottles. In turn, Terracycle upcycles the products into usable goods like bags, containers for green cleaning agents, office supplies, fire logs, etc.
Last night, as I was cruising the aisles of Target (everybody has their vices; strollling the aisles of Target late at night is one of mine), I noticed that Target carries back-to-school supplies made by Terracycle. Too cool! I saw pencil bags and notebook folders for as low as $1. Now, of course, if you have older children, you may have to contend with the “what’s hot” style du jour, but if your kids are younger, or simply hip to the idea of recycling, I would much rather (as a parent) purchase an item that is made from post-consumer goods rather than “virgin” materials, even if it meant spending a couple dollars more.
Happy back-to-school shopping!
I have not been paid or compensated in any way by Target or Terracycle, I simply like their stuff and think Terracycle is a worthy organization to support!