Star Staff Reports
Millington Crisis Center is a top state collector of hair care, skin care, and cosmetic product packaging for the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade®, a free, national recycling program created by Garnier® and TerraCycle®.
By collecting used personal care and beauty packaging, the crisis center has helped to divert over 5,300 units of waste from landfills.
After they sign up to join a recycling Brigade, organizations earn points for every unit of waste they collect and send to TerraCycle.
The points can be redeemed for charitable gifts or a cash donation to the non-profit of the collector’s choice. TerraCycle will turn the collected packaging materials into new plastic products such as park benches and recycling bins.
“Thank you to everyone who makes this Brigade successful,” said Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle. “The Personal Care and Beauty Brigade has become one of our top collection programs and I am excited for it to keep growing.”
Brigade participants have collected more than 5.3 million units of personal care and beauty items and earned over $105,000 for charity.
Any school, individual, families or organizations interested in recycling with TerraCycle can learn more about the Brigade programs and sign up for free at www.terracycle.com.
Founded in 2001, TerraCycle, Inc., is the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, ranging from used chip bags to coffee capsules to cigarette butts.
The waste is collected through free, national, brand-funded platforms called “Brigades,” as well as various consumer and government-funded models. The collected waste is reused, upcycled or recycled into a variety of affordable, sustainable consumer products and industrial applications. Each year, across 21 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes billions of pieces of waste, donating millions of dollars to schools and charities in the process. TerraCycle is the subject of a new half-hour comedy, ‘Human Resources,’ on Pivot TV. Season two airs August 2015.
To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in our recycling programs, visit www.terracycle.com or call 872-4357.