Lantana resident Julie Ryan recently placed in the top five in the Entenmann’s Little Bites Regional All Stars recycling contest sponsored by Entenmann’s Little Bites and TerraCycle.
Ryan will receive $25 to donate to the charity of her choice.
Between February and April 2015 contestants had to send used Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches to TerraCycle for recycling. Ryan sent in almost 300 pouches and finished top five in the Southwest region.
The collected waste will be recycled into a variety of products such as picnic tables, park benches and trash cans.
TerraCycle’s recycling programs, known as Brigade programs are free and open to any individual or organization. For every used piece of packaging sent to TerraCycle, collectors earn points toward charity gifts or cash donations to any school or non-profit of their choice.
The Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade has collected over 750,000 units and paid more than $17,000 to charity.
For more information about TerraCycle and how to get involved with reducing the amount of non-recyclable waste that gets sent to landfills, or the Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade, visit www.terracycle.com.