WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WEVJ Jackson is currently off the air. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve the issue! You can stream NHPR here on on the NHPR app.

School Turns Trash Into Cash

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Ari Shapiro.

An empty juice box may only be worth a couple of cents, but for 20,000 of them, you can get a nice chunk of change and a messenger bag. A school in Flint, Michigan gathered tens of thousands of potato chip bags, juice boxes and other lunchtime trash. They made almost $500 selling the trash to a company called Terracycle, which turns the junk into backpacks made of Skittles wrappers and placemats made from Cheetos bags. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.