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 (www.terracycle.net). 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 www.terracycle.net and join a brigade (or start a new one) today!