Upcycling vs. Recycling

Upcycling is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. It is generally a reinvestment in the environment. "Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable or downcycled and transforming it into something of greater use and value. This process allows for the reduction of waste and virgin material use.- From WIKIPEDIA

We have partnered with Terracycle to collect packaging in all C-Store and Residential Dining Locations. Each package that we collect will earn us 0.02 for either Second Harvest or the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen.

For now there are definite drop off, collection boxes at The Market, C3 (in the Towers), Java City HP. After Labor Day there will also be collections at all the retail locations. Residential locations will be in the kitchen, back of the house.

Current Packaging that we are collecting:


Frito Lay- All brands and sizes
Nabisco- All Cookie packages
Kashi- All packages
Clif Bar- All Clif, Luna or other energy bar wrapper
Bear Naked- All packages

For a complete list of packaging we accept Click Here.

For more infomation on TerraCycle please visit their website.