Hickory Church of Christ is the national winner of cash and prizes in a contest run by Kraft Cheese and recycling pioneer TerraCycle. The Kraft Barbecue Bash contest gave entrants a chance to win by recycling the most used cheese wrappers June 1-July 31. Hickory Church of Christ sent in 9,000 wrappers as part of The Cheese Packaging Brigade, TerraCycle’s nationwide collection program to keep cheese wrappers from going to landfills while earning money for charity at the same time.
As the top collector in the contest, the Hickory Church of Christ won a $2,500 donation it will use for its food pantry, $2,500 to hold a “barbecue bash,” a recycled picnic table made using cheese packaging, barbecue bash giveaways and prizes, and two grills, one for the church to keep and one to raffle at the picnic. The church is holding its celebration “bash” Friday, September 6 from 5-9 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Residents need to RSVP by signing up at the church or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our members were collecting from co-workers and neighbors and a local pizza restaurant saved all their cheese bags so we could try to win the contest,” said Hickory Church of Christ Brigade leader Tracie Perkins. “We are excited to host this great picnic Kraft is providing for us and want to share it with as many people as we can.”
TerraCycle runs free collection programs for almost 50 kinds of non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Since 2007, the company has kept more than 2.5 billion pieces of trash from going to the landfill, and with its partners, paid more than $7 million to charity through the Brigade programs. For more information on how to sign up, send in trash and earn extra cash for your favorite school or charity, visit www.terracycle.com.
TerraCycle, Inc. is an international upcycling and recycling company that takes difficult-to recycle-packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, working with more than 40 major brands globally to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. TerraCycle repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers. The waste is collected through TerraCycle’s Brigade programs, which are free fundraisers that pay for every piece of waste collected and returned. For information on how to join a TerraCycle Brigade and on purchasing TerraCycle products please visit our website.