Monday, April 21, 2014

@Entenmanns and @TerraCycle Celebrate Their Pouch Brigade Partnership With a Huge Sweeps! #EarthDay

Little Bites
Entenmann's and TerraCycle Have Teamed Up and Your School or Charity can Benefit
  • Collect Used Pouches from Little Bites Products
  • Send in Collections of 2 lbs or Greater
  • Your Non-Profit Organization or School Will Earn 2 Cents or 2 Points for Each Pouch 
  • Pouches are Recycled or Upcycled to Make New Earth Friendly Products
  • Learn More At the Entenmann's Website (entenmanns.com)
  • You Can Also Visit Entenmann's on Facebook Follow on Twitter and Instagram
  • TerraCycle Has a Website, a Facebook Page, and a Twitter Account
Every April the calendar sets aside a special day for "Earth Day".  This has been an effective way to help raise awareness of the ways that we can be more environmentally conscious.  Of course, we are called to be good stewards of the earth on all days, and when companies provide ways for us to reduce waste that are mutually beneficial for company and consumer it makes it even easier.

Entenmann's and TerraCycle have done just that.  Your school or non-profit organization is invited to form a "pouch brigade" to collect used pouches from  Entenmann's Little Bites products.  The pouches will go to a TerraCycle facility and then be recycled or upcycled into different earth friendly products.  When the new products become worn, they too can be recycled again.

Little Bites and TerraCycle
Both companies are very excited about this partnership, and they are celebrating through April 30th with a huge sweepstakes in honor of Earth Day.

LittleBitesPrizePack.jpg
To join the celebration and enter to win some great prizes you will want to visit this webpage:
Entenmann's Little Bites Earth Day Sweepstakes

The Grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded at the end of the sweepstakes period and it can be used by winner to build the garden of their dreams!

Each week ten First Prize winners will win a prize pack with some of the items pictured above.  These include an Insulated Little Bites Branded Lunch Sack valued at $15, and $25 Home Depot Gift Cards.

Additionally, fifteen Second Prize winners will win an Entenmann’s Little Bites coupon.

Follow the link above and enter your information for your chance to win!

Of course, everyone can be a winner if they join the Entenmann's Little Bites Pouch Brigade®, I mentioned earlier. This free recycling program and a fundraising opportunity is such a great idea.  Kids (and adults!) love Little Bites so the pouches are sure to add up fast.

Little Bites Products
With so many flavor varieties to choose from, nobody ever gets tired of Little Bites!

The pouch brigade also would love parents to take the time to teach children things  like how to look for numbers and recycling symbols on plastics.  This is the best way to learn what materials get reused.

This is also a great time to make the switch to reusable lunchbox containers for sandwiches and snakes.  These can be brought home and used over again.  Think about which disposable containers can be cleaned and repurposed. Find some fun ideas here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/do-it-yourself-projects.html

Finally, teach children about biodegradable items.  You can even start composting! Let them know which foods can be brought back home to be added to your project.  It is pretty simple.  Compost needs browns - which are leaves, twigs, and paper products, greens - which consist of yard trimmings, fruit and veggie leftovers like cores, peels, and uneaten pieces, and water.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has more detailed instructions which can be found here:  http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home.

Good luck in the Sweepstakes, and Best wishes for a successful Pouch Brigade program!
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