TerraCycle Celebrates Earth Month in Style

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While many think of changing their habits on Earth Day, we bet you’re probably in the know and are taking green strides all month. It is Earth Month, after all!

To make it easier for you to incorporate more fashionable green choices into your lifestyle, TerraCycle is hosting The Greenup! – a pop-up shop that opened on March 27th in New York City and will continue to be open until the end of April.

TerraCycle’s own line-up of products is impressive, as it consists of 100 items made from common waste materials, including food wrappers and yogurt cups. In addition to selling their own wares, TerraCycle plans to use the space to collect over 30 different non-recyclable waste streams, turning the store into the world’s largest ‘Upcycling Center’. And consumers who drop off waste will be entitled to a discount on the products they purchase.

The venue is also providing Thursday evening DIY events, lunchtime workout sessions and presentations from speakers like Josh Dorfman of the Sundance Channel’s The Lazy Environmentalist and Craig Michaels of Riverkeeper.

Held inside what was once an empty retail nook on the corner of 8th and 41st Street at the Port Authority bus terminal, an exhibition area and boutique shop has been carved into the beautiful space showcasing designer duds by RESTORE Clothing, Garbage of Eden Design and Christiana J. Paul Couture’s window display of a dress made entirely from M&M wrappers.

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In addition to Terracycle, partners for the month long venue include the Fashion Center Business Improvement District, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Times Square Alliance.

Seem like a veritable Earth Month feast? You bet.

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.