It’s Earth Day! I have fond memories of celebrating Earth Day in school and learning about our planet and how to help sustain it. Read below for some great lunch tips from Little Bites then visit the Little Bites Pouch Brigade page on the TerraCycle website to learn about the free recycling program for Little Bites Pouches.
- Check-it: look for numbers and recycling
symbols on plastics to know what types get reused
- Not sure what to do with your Little Bites pouches? Now you can recycle them with the TerraCycle program and sign up for your school if they are not already. Check out what other lunch items TerraCycle recycles here: http://www.terracycle.
- Put your sandwich in reusable lunchbox container to take home and use over again
- Before you toss anything away, stop to think about ways you might be able to use it again. TerraCycle’s team of designers makes products out of wrappers and packaging. Check out http://www.terracycle.com/
en-US/do-it-yourself-projects. html for ideas.
- Have any leftovers from lunch? Before you throw away, make sure to check out what biodegradable foods can be brought back home to be added to a compost pile
- Make a compost at home! Be sure to include the three basic ingredients: Browns (dead leaves, branches, twigs, cardboard, newspaper), Greens (grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, coffee grounds) and Water to make an effective outdoor composting area. Check out more info from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) here: http://www2.epa.gov/
Starting on March 1st, Entenmann’s will be rewarding lucky winners with an assortment of weekly prizes including Little Bites coupons, upcycled Little Bites-branded Lunch Sacks made by TerraCycle, $25 Home Depot Gift cards to start an Earth Day garden and a $5,000 cash grand prize through a sweepstakes link on the Entenmann’s Facebook page. All entries must be received by 11:59: p.m. ET April 30, 2014. Official Rules can be found at www.entenmanns.com. Both Entenmann’s and TerraCycle are excited to be partnering together for Earth Day.
Little Bites joins an established national TerraCycle Brigade recycling initiative that currently has 38.5 million participants in the US, and has paid out $6 million to charitable organizations and schools for waste collected through its Brigades programs to date. The company has collected over 2.6 billion pieces of garbage, recycling all different types of waste from used drink pouches to tooth brushes to water filters.
One reader will be randomly chosen to win an Earth Day Prize Package. ($60 ARV) Open to US residents only who are 18 or older. Begins on 04/22/2014 at 12:01 AM EST and ends on 05/09/2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Void where prohibited. TKDI is NOT responsible for prize fulfillment if a sponsor fails to ship prize. Allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery. Post and or Rafflecopter may contain affiliate links.