Eliminating the idea of waste
Who They Are
Recycle the non-recyclable with TerraCycle! From plastic coffee capsules, to plastic gloves, to cigarette butts–TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. Through their partnerships with individual collectors, retailers, manufacturers, and small businesses across 20 different countries, they’re able to sort, divert, and recycle millions of pounds of waste that would be going to landfills and incinerators.
Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton, Tom was inspired by the concept of eliminating the idea of waste–constructing a system where trash wasn’t trash, but new, reusable materials. Since then, TerraCycle has developed into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste.
From their free recycling programs, to their Zero Waste Boxes, to their city-wide municipal waste collection programs, TerraCycle goes the extra mile to make our planet as waste-free as possible. Their free recycling programs, funded by some awesome brands and manufacturers, doesn’t just take your hard-to-recycle items–for every piece of trash recycled, you have the option to earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit. To date, over 80 million people in 21 countries have helped to collect and recycle enough waste to raise over 21 million dollars for charities around the world!
Want to bring the power of TerraCycle into your home? With their Zero Waste Boxes, you can! Choose the waste stream you’d like to recycle, with options from office supplies to candy wrappers, purchase your preferred box size, and get collecting. When your Zero Waste Box is full, just use the prepaid shipping label to send it all back to TerraCycle to be recycled.