Brita and Meijer Help Local Students Learn and Grow with Recycled Garden

Just in time to celebrate Earth Month, international recycling leader TerraCycle announced the 2022 Brita and Meijer Recycled Garden Contest. This program creates an opportunity for one school’s children and its community to win a garden made from recycled Brita waste, and learn the importance of giving materials a new life.

Schools located throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin who are enrolled in any TerraCycle National Recycling Program are eligible to participate in the contest.

In an initiative that began March 27, shoppers can request a free shipping label to recycle Brita products and packaging and vote for their local school to win the recycled garden. All you have to do is visit a nearby Meijer store and scan the QR code on the Brita display with your phone. Consumers can also vote from the comfort of their home by visiting the contest page,

Each vote cast through July 2 will earn participating schools one (1) ‘vote’ towards winning the grand prize learning garden bundle consisting of recycled garden beds, picnic tables, benches and more.

“At TerraCycle, we prioritize teaching our future generation about the importance of respecting the planet and protecting its vital natural resources,” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. “As part of this contest, Brita and Meijer have chosen not only to promote sustainability to their consumers, but also to fund a prize that will have a profound, long-term impact on a deserving community.”

The full set of rules for the 2022 “Brita and Meijer Recycled Learning Garden Contest” can be viewed online at

Brita markets a variety of products, including water pitchers, faucet filters and bottles, that make it easy to get cleaner, great-tasting water from any tap. Brita products are marketed by The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 8,000 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2016 sales of $5.8 billion.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating in 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts,that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle works with its partners to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Its reuse platform Loop gives consumers a way to shop for their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for sustainability and was named #10 in Fortune magazine’s list of 52 companies Changing the World. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in its recycling programs, please visit