TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Elmer's Glue and TerraCycle are very proud to announce a new partnership to increase participant levels in the Glue Crew Recycling Program® in 2010. Interested schools can sign up on TerraCycle's Web site at www.terracycle.net/brigades. This partnership provides teachers and students a new return option for recycling empty glue bottles and glue sticks. The current registration site for the Elmer's Glue Crew Program, www.elmersgluecrew.com, will remain in place.
The Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program encourages classrooms nationwide to actively learn about recycling by collecting empty Elmer's glue bottles and glue sticks. Teachers and students then use the glue bottles and sticks for eco-learning lessons throughout the year. Classrooms can win prizes along the way for their participation including a special year-end Grand Prize. As part of a special program, starting on Earth Day and running through the end of the school year, teachers and parents can also take their boxes of clean "empties" to the nearest Walmart store and drop them off with the people greeter.
Kids love TerraCycle's upcycling programs, called Brigades, because they are a fun and easy way to learn how to make a difference locally and globally while at the same time learning about the importance of recycling and reusing. In addition to the Elmer's bottles and sticks, kids and adults can collect juice pouches, cookie wrappers, granola bags and much more. The entire list of Brigades is available at www.terracycle.net.
Through the Brigades, TerraCycle and its sponsors help schools or other community groups raise money for a charitable organization of the collector's choice, which can include his or her own school. Participation is free and all shipping costs are paid. To date, over 70 million juice pouches, 11 million cookie wrappers and 500,000 energy bar wrappers were kept out of landfills. Plus TerraCycle and its sponsors paid almost $500,000 dollars to over 50,000 schools or non-profits.
Elmer's® Products, Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been a trusted brand and industry leader for more than 60 years. Elmer's produces a variety of well-known adhesives, arts and crafts, educational and office products for use at home, school or business. For more information, visit www.elmers.com.