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TerraCycle Stapleton Denver

New TerraCycle Program Will Assist Stapleton Community

Posted on March 12, 2012

Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN), the Stapleton Master Community Association and Stapleton need your help! The TerraCycling phenomenon has hit Denver.

TerraCycling is the gathering and sorting of pre-and post-consumer materials that are otherwise extremely hard to reuse. A few companies, schools and non-profit organizations have already begun TerraCycling, and now it is Stapleton’s turn to continue the effort.

This contest will engage the Stapleton community on how crucial it is to maintain a more vigorous lifestyle. It will also build on Stapleton's healthy and sustainable culture. 

Stapleton’s TerraCycle Program will collect used and empty recyclable items. Acceptable objects include cheese packaging, candy wrappers, toothpaste tubes and caps, diapers, Elmer’s glue sticks, drink pouches and other materials. Click here to see a complete list of all suitable items.

The money earned from the program will be donated to the SUN Sustainability Committee, which has the obligation to promote holistic lifestyles through recycling, less vehicle driving and the reduction of waste. SUN will use the money for a variety of plans that ensure a greener community for Stapleton.  

But that is not all. The person who supplies the most items from Feb. 1 to June 2 will receive a $50 gift card to Whole Foods. In order to be considered as a winner, each participant must include their name, address and phone number on a bag that contains the items they hand in.

Each contributor can bring in their donated items to the MCA lobby located at 2823 Roslyn St. between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email to schedule a pick-up. The winner of the TerraCycling contest will also be announced at the Stapleton Environment and Ecology Day (SEED) on Saturday June 2, and they will receive a Stapleton Green Steward Certificate. Find out more about TerraCycle in Stapleton.

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