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TerraCycle in the news

The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.

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News articles

Because You Asked: Can I Recycle Foil Gum Wrappers if I Put Them Inside Aluminum Cans?

Still, if your favorite pack of gum comes wrapped in foil-paper and you can’t bear to change brands, you may want to consider getting azero waste box from TerraCycle for your home or office. Once you’ve saved up a nice stockpile, … Continue reading

Jun 8, 2016

Westford Kid Pioneers Community-Based Upcycling Program

An environmentally conscious youngster, Leighton was first introduced to Upcycling in his Third Grade classroom. Sustainable Westford’s Upcycle It! Program encourages local schools to collect items such as granola bar wrappers and chip bags, that can’t typically be recycled. These … Continue reading

Jun 8, 2016

The Circle of Trust in 5 Steps

In addition to its traditional recycling and composting projects, TerraCycle, founded in 2001, engages in a practice it calls “upcycling”, whereby trash isn’t entirely melted down but rather reused and remade into sellable new forms. One example: children’s backpacks that … Continue reading

Jun 8, 2016

Longfellow Elementary School Enters Recycling Contest To Win A New Playground

Longfellow Elementary School is competing to win a playground made from recycled oral care waste through the second annual Recycled Playground Challenge, courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader; ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the … Continue reading

Jun 8, 2016

Consumer recycling solutions for plastic bag waste

Aside from reuse, what viable solutions for plastic bag waste are there? You—and most consumers—might be surprised to learn there are a couple other options, as TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky enlightens us.

Jun 6, 2016

Responsible shopper marketing: Rewarding customers for doing the right thing

Colgate-Palmolive, for example, is one of TerraCycle’s largest key partners with a multi-fold commitment to sustainability. Regardless of brand, Colgate allows all oral care products and packaging to be recycled through their sponsorship of the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program, … Continue reading

Jun 6, 2016

H.L. Johnson Team Green Hands Out Awards

The teacher received a $25 gift certificate to the store of her choice, a cork board made out of wine corks from TerraCycle, reams of recycled paper and a membership to Resource Depot.

Jun 6, 2016

Volunteer ‘Trash Tramps’ Work To Keep Montpelier’s Streets Litter-Free

They collect cigarette butts separately because they can be recycled. Trash Tramps organizer Nancy Schulz says they bring the butts to the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District office, and they eventually make their way to a New Jersey recycling … Continue reading

Jun 6, 2016

Recycled playground challenge

DePaolo Middle School is competing to win a playground made from recycled oral care waste through the second annual Recycled Playground Challenge, courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader; ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the … Continue reading

Jun 6, 2016

Changing the Culture of Excess [Packaging]

One of TerraCycle’s longtime partners, MOM Brands (Malt-O-Meal Company), rejects the common cereal packaging setup, instead packaging its cereal brands in a re-sealable plastic bag that creates 75 percent less packaging waste than comparably sized cereal boxes. What’s more, MOM Brands’ cereal bags … Continue reading

Jun 5, 2016

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