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Architecture grad student's TerraCycle entry chosen as 'Most Creative'

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Karla Contreras' entry was revealed during the Green Apple Day of Service, a national effort to "transform schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places where students . . .  can be inspired to dream of brighter future," and marked the beginning of a long term recycling effort and partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Child Development Center and the UL Office of Sustainability.

The TerraCycle Brigade Program collects and reuses non-recyclable post-consumer waste.

Contreras' win earned the CDC 50,000 points, points that can be used to acquire TerraCycle upcycled products or can be redeemed for $500.00.

"This collection bin’s design intent is the concept of a weeble wobble that will wobble but not fall down. The outer shell has been created from upcycled two ply cardboard and the inner shell has been lined with wrappers of the different brigades being collected such as juice pouches, diaper bags, and cheese wrappers."

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