Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Jack and Adam's Bicycle Re-Cycle Project

It is always very exciting to post about good things that are happening the bicycle world, and today's article is even more exciting because it deals with cycling, the environment, and hometown Austin goodness.

Jack and Adams are good friends of ours over here at Please BE KIND to Cyclists and they have now launched a Bicycle Re-Cycle Project.  They are now an official collection station for TerraCycle (the leading trash to treasure recycling company).

Here's the way it works....Jack and Adams collect energy bar wrappers and then they send these along to TerraCycle so they can be turned into goods such as coin purses and bags.  Pretty cool, huh?  It gets even better.  The articles that are made are then used to earn money for non-profit organizations that are chosen by Jack and Adams.

Now here's the best part.  Jack and Adams have chosen Please BE KIND to Cyclists as the beneficiary for this program and will donate all the money raised through their efforts with TerraCycle recycling.

About Jack and Adam's Bicycles:

Located in Austin, TX, Jack and Adam’s Bicycles is a complete
triathlon and road cycling store. Founded in 2004, it has been voted
Best Triathlon Store in Texas every year since its inception. The
store is renowned for its friendly service, incredible product
support, and community involvement.

About Jack & Adam's Bicycle Re-Cycle Green Team:

The Green Team is a recycling campaign geared towards keeping bicycles
and everything bicycle related out of the landfills.  We're extending
our green efforts at events into our daily activities at the shop.
You can be part of it too by tossing your tubes and tires into one of
the bins which will be available at the shop.  We'll have bins for
other items as well, including spare parts and clothing.

About TerraCycles:

TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by
creating national recycling systems for the previously non-recyclable.
The process starts by offering collection programs (many of them free)
to collect your waste and then convert the collected waste into a wide
range of products and materials. With over 14 million people
collecting waste in 11 countries together we have diverted billions of
pieces of waste that are either upcycled or recycled into over 1,500
various products available at major retailers ranging from Walmart to
Whole Foods Market. Our hope is to eliminate the idea of waste by
creating collection and solution systems for anything that today ends
up in our trash.

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