Teaching My Family About Recycling: Entenmann’s Little Bites® and TerraCycle®Make the Pledge Program

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share information about the Entenmann's Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program with TerraCycle® and my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites®.

Last week Indiana got hit with a heat wave - I'm talking 70 degrees in February! If you are from the Midwest then you understand the significance of the first signs of spring. I made sure to leave school as soon as possible to get the kids so we could enjoy an afternoon and evening outside together. The neighborhood was hopping and everyone was out and about, taking in the sights and smells of the spring air. Cohen and a couple of his buddies were in the field next to our house hitting baseballs when he ran over to me with a wrapper and paper cup in his hand. They asked me for a plastic bag to collect the trash because they were sad about all the litter they were finding on the field. I admired their willingness to stop their game to clean up trash that had spent the winter under inches of snow. One small step can go a long way!

A few days later when the heatwave was long gone and the rain and snow made an appearance again, I braved the grocery store with all three kids alone to get meals and snacks for the upcoming week. Each kid happily chose their favorite foods, including their box of Entenmann's Little Bites ® for after school snacks. Entenmann’s Little Bites® are the perfect pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks and are just right for little hands and can go easily into the diaper bag, purse or even a lunch box. With flavors like Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Muffin, Little Bites® are baked soft and moist, made with real ingredients, and never contain any high fructose corn syrup. Convenience for mom and tasty snacks for the kids - it's a perfect combination! My life is busy enough, so if there are any ways I can make things easier, it's a win for me!

When we got home later that evening, the kids and I were having a conversation about the upcoming Earth Day celebration at their school. Cohen reminded me of how his friends picked up trash with him last week and we talked about how their kind gesture was a great way to help clean our community. We then talked about where the trash goes when it is collected each week and the difference between our trash bin and recycling bin. Both of my kids were amazed to find out that sometimes the items we recycle are used to make other products that can be used in again. I showed them the recycling symbol on a few things we had in the pantry and refrigerator, including on the box and packaging of their Entenmann’s Little Bites® . Together we sorted our recyclables and I showed them which container to put them in. Now, when I ask them to put it in the recycling bin, they know what I'm talking about!

And speaking of recycling, Entenmann’s Little Bites® has teamed up with TerraCycle®, an international recycling company, that turns waste into plastic to be used for products such as park benches, recycling bins and playgrounds. Through the free recycling program, you can collect waste, like Entenmann’s Little Bites® pouches, and ship to TerraCycle® for processing using a pre-paid shipping label.  So, from now through April 30, 2018, TerraCycle® and Entenmann’s Little Bites® want to reward you for making the pledge to make eco-friendly choices a habit. If you collect Entenmann’s Little Bites® pouches on behalf of a K-12 school, you could be placed in the running to win a Classroom Party!

It’s easy to participate - make the pledge, send in the waste, and earn more rewards!
Here's how it works:
  1. Pledge: your pledge qualifies you for the contest - take it with your family and get entered to win!
  2. First Shipment: Send in your first shipment of empty Entenmann’s Little Bites® and earn 500 bonus points.
  3. Second Shipment: Send in your second shipment of empty pouches and earn 1,000 bonus points
  4. TerraCycle Sweepstakes: K-12 schools-only have the chance to win a Classroom Party as long as they pledge. The classroom party will include five (5) cases of Entenmann’s® Little Bites® and 100 upcycled pencil cases. Check out more details here!

The Entenmann's Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program is open to any individual, school or organization interested in reducing local landfill waste. To learn more about the Entenmann's Little Bites ® Pouch Recycling Program here.

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