In the days leading up to Halloween, American consumers spend nearly $2 billion on candy. By the time the sugar-high wears off, millions of candy wrappers have been needlessly discarded and end up in landfills.
That’s why TerraCycle has partnered with Mars/Wrigley and Cadbury to create a second life for those used candy wrappers.
This holiday season, conscious consumers are invited to join the Candy Wrapper Brigade by saving the wrapper every time they enjoy a Mars/Wrigley or Cadbury candy product. Collected wrappers are then sent in to the company where they’ll be upcycled into purses, backpacks, coolers, and other innovative products.
Participation in the Candy Wrapper Brigade is simple and completely free – all costs and shipping are covered by Mars/Wrigley and Cadbury. Eligible products include M&Ms, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Twix, Snickers, and Swedish Fish.
How it works:
1. Once you sign–up online to participate in the Candy Wrapper Brigade you will receive prepaid postage labels and collection materials from TerraCycle.
2. Collect enough wrappers to fill a box (no larger than the size of a copy paper box).
3. Affix the pre–paid postage label and drop it off at a UPS location.
For each approved candy wrapper received, $.02 will be donated to the non–profit organization or school of your choice!
If you prefer not to give out candy for Halloween, you can also join collection brigades for drink pouches, yogurt cups, cookie wrappers, energy bars, Scotch Tape, wine corks, and Flavia fresh packs…just to name a few.
So far, 10,000 TerraCycle brigades have collected over 580,000 used packaging units and raised over $11,000 for charities all over the country.