Thursday, May 7, 2009

Recycling Juice Pouches

Have you seen the cool purses women are carrying lately that are made out of old juice pouches? They are so cool! And so green.

Ah, the Capri Sun juice pouches that we throw away. We pretty much only buy them for birthday parties and for summer outings since they are so easy, but the trash really adds up with all these kids. I was planning on just getting a gallon jug to take on outings and filling it with Koolaid or juice or water, but then I saw it:

On the Capri Sun box, they have information about recycling the pouches to make MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL.

So I figured the Catholic school down the road always needs money. And if I save our used juice pouches, the school gets 2 cents for each pouch we turn in (1 cent for non-Capri Sun pouches). I called the school to let them know about the program, and the secretary said she’d pass on the info to the women who handle their recycling. In the meantime, we’re saving up all the pouches we can get out hands on. I even dug in my sister-in-law’s trash the other night.

Check it out here.


  1. Before I even got to the click here I was already googling Juice Pouch Purses. What won't people think up in the crafty world, amazing!

    The Raggedy Girl

  2. wow this is great. it actually reminds me of a mowans halloween costum I had seen. SHe got a bunch of those little ceral boxes after her kids had eaten them and formed them into a vest. The she clean old plastic forks and stuck them into the vest. Have you figured out what she was yet? A cereal killer lol.

  3. This is great to know! My daughter drinks this stuff like crazy and there is a Christian school in town that many of our friends send their children to. I will tell them about it and see if I can't save it for them. Thanks for letting us know.

  4. yeah I have seen those bags and I think they are TACKY-anonymous

  5. wouldn't it be better for the environment and the school if you just donate the money you would have spent on the juice to the School and stick with Good ol water ;D

    Yes I've seen those bags and thats a pretty inventive way to recycle them. My daughter has actually been bugging me to buy the pouch juices so she can make her own :P


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