Would you want to be a walking billboard? I mean, aside from wearing jeans and a sweatshirt that were emblazoned with somebody’s brand? Well, thanks to TerraCyle, who has partnered with YakPak, you can do just that. And with YakPak, you can do it in such a unique way, that nobody will even recognize the brand. Intrigued? More about that later.
First, the important stuff. You know all of that post-consumer waste that ends up in landfills and pollutes the planet? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Folks like TerraCycle and YakPak are doing their part to recycle juice bags, candy wrappers, billboards and more. It’s more than recycling. It’s upcycling!
TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by a 19-year-old Princeton University freshman named Tom Szaky. His vision and success with TerraCycle just goes to prove that one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure. And with TerraCycle, that treasure is shared. To the tune of $1,203,510.08 having been donated to charity.
Here’s all the things your kid can do with TerraCycle’s products: tote their lunch, contain their pens and pencils, carry their gym clothes, organize their schoolwork, and yes, even carry their books.
All of these products save the earth and put a smile on your kids’ faces. Our tween and early teen reviewers jumped at the chance to try these items out. The bags were carried all over the neighborhood and the YakPak has already been given a thorough workout…and school has yet to begin.
The YakPak backpack is so clever and so cool. Not just because it upcycles billboards, but because each and every one of the backpacks are unique. You and friend could be wearing a backpack that was made from the same billboard (and same brand), but each of your backpacks would look totally different. Hence, you are wearing a brand, that doesn’t look like a brand at all. That’s the best part!
These products pass muster even with the parental types. They are well constructed, sturdy and look as if they will have a long shelf-life…far longer than the food items that were originally packaged in them.
Retail prices range from $1.99-14.99 and the products are available nationwide in major retailers such as Target and Wal-Mart, and online at www.dwellsmart.com.
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Also, watch this video regarding TerraCycle and be amazed!