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April 1, 2014 > Local school earns rewards by recycling drink pouches

Local school earns rewards by recycling drink pouches

Submitted By Chelsea Cannon

Patterson Elementary School students in Fremont are cleaning up the environment and earning money for their school. By simply collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, Patterson Elementary students can win playgrounds, park benches and recycling bins for their school or community.

The school participates in the Drink Pouch Brigade, a free recycling program for individuals or groups from Capri Sun and eco-pioneer TerraCycle. To mark the milestone of almost 200 million drink pouches collected and almost $4 million given to charity since the start of the program six years ago, Capri Sun is increasing the prizes and benefits of recycling through the program. In addition to earning money for each drink pouch collected and sent to TerraCycle, schools can now win prizes made from recycle drink pouches, like park benches, recycling bins and more.

Patterson Elementary is one of thousands of schools across the country participating in the Drink Pouch Brigade. The program is free to any interested organization or individual, and all shipping costs are paid. To learn more or sign up for the program, visit

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