The college receives two cents for every bag it sends to TerraCycle. Last semester, the college collected 4,000 bags -- generating about $80. It also sends Elmer's Glue products and the occasional candy wrappers to TerraCycle, earning the school about $250 so far. That may not seem like much, but it helps fund the school's recycling program.
"Chip bags couldn't be recycled in our single-stream recycling due to their mixed materials, but this was a unique way to get them out of our waste stream," said Justine Schwartz, a fellow in Agnes Scott's Office of Sustainability. "We're lucky that we're getting paid to do it."
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