CUMMING, Ga. – Cumming Elementary School students earned money for their school by collecting and recycling the drink pouches they use at home and in the lunchroom.
Cumming Elementary students have just reached the second level of TerraCycle and Capri Sun’s Drink Pouch Brigade milestone contest by collecting more than 18,000 drink pouches. For their accomplishment, the school earned about $3,500.
The Drink Pouch Brigade is a free recycling program that rewards people for collecting and sending their waste to TerraCycle to be recycled or upcycled.
The Milestone Program began in September 2013 when Capri Sun added prizes for collecting certain amounts.
To learn more about the program or to sign up, visit www.terracycle.com.
The program is free to any interested organization or individual, and all shipping costs are paid. In addition, for each piece of waste received, participants earn money for a charity of their choice.