Sunday, September 20, 2009

New and Upcoming!

Well, it has been a while. School has taken over my life again, as usual. However, I am making plans for an upcoming series of posts entitled "Adventures with Borax". Borax is a cleaning agent that has been around since the 1800s, now sold in stores for a cheap price (at my grocery store it was $2.99), that has multiple, wonderful, helpful uses around the house.

In the meantime, I have gained interest in a new snack - Wheat Thins "Toasted" Great Plains Multigrain chips. One day, while enjoying my chips, I was looking at the side of the bag, mentioning a recycling program, called TerraCycle ( TerraCycle essentially pays you (although its not much) for your garbage, and then makes practical items like grocery bags, backpacks, and pencil cases from them. There are tons of different products that are collected, like Capri Sun pouches, Cliff Bar wrappers, Malt-o-Meal bags, and more! You can search your area for a "brigade" that works to collect certain kinds of garbage. Similar to the BoxTops for Education program, there are also instances where you can donate your "garbage" for profits for your schools.

Not thrilled about the idea of shipping these things? Don't worry! Manufacturers and retailers pay for the cost by sending pre-paid envelopes that you usually drop off at your local UPS. What are you waiting for?! Go to and join a brigade (or start a new one) today!

1 comment:

Jia M.D. said...

omg, thanks for sharing that. I need the extra i'm greedy and green at the same time. Excellent!