Yesterday scrapbooking guru & life artist Ali Edwards mentioned Eco-Binders from TerraCycle that she purchased at Office Max. In 2001, Tom Szaky and Jon Beyer started TerraCycle in their quest to change the way people do business. Inspired by a box of worms, these students had a dream: a company could be financially successful while being ecologically and socially responsible. Determined to turn the worm box concept into a real-life, commercially viable process, they developed prototype equipment and proved their concept was feasible by reprocessing solid waste from dining halls at Princeton University. The company now produces lawn & garden products, including urban art pots that are made of 100% e-waste (such as crushed computers and fax machines) & are painted by inner city artists making each pot unique. The office section features the Eco-Binders amongst several other cool products, such as the juice pouch pencil cases. The drink pouch tote bag & backpack are also very cool! Another awesome project TerraCycle has going on is finding great uses for objects that used to be considered waste. The best part is that you can raise funds for your favorite charity by helping to collect waste. It's easy and shipping is free.


chrissybugs said...

Thanks for this info. I have an afterschool program and I am looking for ways to fund it so I think I'm going to sign up.

Always great information at your blog. Thank you so much.


Vern Maltin said...

What a fun little piece of equipment. Thanks for the information :)