CashForPurses.com is partnering with TerraCycle, Inc. as part of the TerraCycle Brigade program to help consumers find a new life for unwanted designer handbags instead of throwing them out. TerraCycle is an international upcycling and recycling company that takes difficult-to-recycle packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative products.
“There is value in gently used designer handbags and this free program allows consumers to repurpose their unwanted purses through the Designer Handbag Brigade instead of throwing them away. It’s a win-win for the consumer and the environment,” says Trent Silver, founder of CashForPurses.com.
Participating in this TerraCycle Brigade is totally free. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. In return for each acceptable, authentic handbag sent in, participants will receive 7,500 TerraCycle points. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to a non-profit organization or school of choice. TerraCycle points are awarded upon completion of the Handbag Compliance Form and a determination of authenticity by the appraisal team.
The Designer Handbag Brigade specifies a list of acceptable designers, including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada and many more. More information, plus a complete, printable and downloadable designer list is available on the website.
TerraCycle, Inc. is an international upcycling and recycling company that takes difficult-to recycle-packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, working with more than 40 major brands globally to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills.
TerraCycle repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers. The waste is collected through TerraCycle’s Brigade programs, which are free fundraisers that pay for every piece of waste collected and returned.
CashForPurses.com, the purse exchange site, is a Silver Visibility brand, developed and launched under the Silver Visibility PINC label, or “Personal Incubator.”
CashForPurses.com made international headlines by offering to help Lindsay Lohan with her financial troubles and offering to give all the proceeds to a charity of her choice. “Our personal incubator is a place where we dream up our own products, hatch them and nurture them into successful businesses. We have no outside investors and are fully self-funded, so with that kind of financial security we have the luxury of only launching products and campaigns that we are truly passionate about, at a pace that we are comfortable with,” says Silver.