RACINE, Wis., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, Ziploc® Brand, the food and home storage solution families trust, and TerraCycle, Inc., makers of eco-friendly products derived from recycled materials, are celebrating moms who take action today to help create a better tomorrow. Ziploc® Brand and TerraCycle are searching nationwide for the "Make-A-Difference-Mom," a resourceful mom who is taking steps to make a difference for the environment and her community.
"At SC Johnson, we hear all the time about brilliant ideas that moms are putting in place to create a lasting impact on their communities and their families; we want to recognize their efforts to build a better tomorrow," said Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson Vice President, Global Public Affairs and Communication. "As a family company, we are committed to improving our environmental footprint too – and the Ziploc® Brand recycling program in schools is one step that we are taking."
Ziploc® Brand helps families to do their part by encouraging recycling through the Home Storage Brigade Ziploc® collection units located in schools across the country. The Home Storage® Brigade began in May 2010 and encourages students, teachers and families to recycle lightly used Ziploc® Brand Bags and Containers to be repurposed into new plastic-based products. For each bag or container collected, Ziploc® Brand and TerraCycle pay 2 cents to the participating school.
Beginning Oct. 24 through Dec. 15, 2010, consumers can visit www.TerraCycle.net and explain in 250 words or less how a mom they know embodies the "Make-A-Difference-Mom" description by making a conscious effort to deliver a positive impact on the environment and community in her daily life.
TerraCycle will select four finalists to be featured on the TerraCycle Facebook page, and fans can visit the page to vote for a winner. The voting will take place the first three weeks of January and a winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
The grand prize winner will receive $1,500 to reward herself or her community, a video camera to document her experience and Ziploc® Brand and TerraCycle prize packs.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 124-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
Founded in 2001, TerraCycle (www.terracycle.net ) is the world's leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste. TerraCycle works with over thirty major brands in the U.S. (and in a growing number of other countries) to collect used packaging and products (chip bags, candy wrappers, juice pouches, pens, toothbrushes, etc.) that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new eco-friendly 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 schools and non-profits for every piece of waste they collect and return. For information on how to join a TerraCycle Brigade and on purchasing TerraCycle products please visit us at www.terracycle.net.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("D.C."), 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY.
THE CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD BEGINS ON OCTOBER 24, 2010 AT 12:00:00 A.M. ("MIDNIGHT") EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ("EDT") AND ENDS ON DECEMBER 15, 2010 AT 11:59:59 P.M. EST. VOTING WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 5, 2011 AT 12:00:00 AM ("MIDNIGHT") EASTERN STANDARD TIME ("EST") AND ENDS ON JANUARY 26, 2011 AT 11:59:59 P.M. EST. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 27, 2011. THE OFFICIAL RULES CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://TERRACYCLE-US.S3.AMAZONAWS.COM/MOM_CONTEST_V3.PDF. THE SPONSORS OF THIS CONTEST ARE: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. AND TERRACYCLE, INC.
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