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Celebrating Earth Day One Recycled Toy at a Time

Who said fabulously creative products had to have an out-of-this-world price tag? Through April 29, Wal-Mart will carry these ingenious TerraCycle in honor of Earth Day. A small step for the mega corporation, but still.

Made from recycled candy wrappers, this kite is perfect for starting the conversation with children about where our trash goes once we’re done with it. These are the first Delta Kites made from food wrappers.

Recycled totes

These bright and playful totes, available in various forms, including pencil cases, backpacks, and lunch boxes, are actually serving the very group that’ll purchase them. TerraCycle made an agreement with schools across the nation that they would give $.02 for every waste product donated. Schools benefit, and even more importantly, students can see their trash turned into fashionable treasure.

Recycled book covers

In the three years that the program has been running, there have been 7 million participants, nearly 1.2 billion pieces of trash, and $650,000 donated back to the schools.

Recycled wrapper toys

Besides teaching our youth about the importance of recycling, these cute growing kits, made from yogurt cups, actually teach them how to grow a garden of their own. The seeds come in the cardboard tray, and each kit includes instructions to ensure their success.

With over 60 products to choose from, it won’t be hard to find one you like. And if it gets you thinking the next time you throw away a wrapper, that’s good, too.

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