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Students in McNair Scholars Program prepare for their futures

University of Wisconsin-Stout students Ashley Spinler and De’Andre Jones are coming down the home stretch. They plan to graduate from the university and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program in May of 2016. They will rank among the nearly 70,000 … Continue reading

Chippewa.com · Jan 11, 2016

Bioplastics and the Truth About Biodegradable Plastic

Nestled within the market for consumer plastics is an ever-growing industry for bioplastics — plastics made from plant biomass, such as corn. In an increasingly sustainability-driven world populated by more conscious consumers and green-minded individuals than ever before, this growing … Continue reading

The Huffington Post · Jan 11, 2016

How to Recycle One of the Most Common Kinds of Litter in the World

Cigarette butts are one of the most common kinds of litter, found everywhere from land to waterways. The tobacco and paper in them will break down, so those can be composted. But the filters contain a plastic, and that can … Continue reading

Syndication Source · Jan 8, 2016

5 resolutions for the green-minded

It was a long and exciting year in the world of sustainability, but the time to refresh and start anew is now upon us. This year, let’s all promise to refocus our efforts throughout 2016 to make our homes, communities, … Continue reading

Treehugger · Jan 7, 2016

How A Gel Package Becomes A Backpack

A renegade gel top found on a recent trail run prompted a manifesto about reducing accidental top drops. My penchant for reducing waste increased when I learned about TerraCycle—not surprising given my history with recycling.  I’ve been known to pull … Continue reading

Adventures In Thumbholes · Jan 7, 2016

Monument school again tops in wrapper recycling

Students at Prairie Winds Elementary School in Monument have done it again. The school in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is a top collector of energy bar wrappers for TerraCycle. The Trenton, N.J.-based company re-purposes hard-to-reuse waste, such as potato chip … Continue reading

Styrk.com · Jan 7, 2016

Prairie Winds Elementary students again tops in wrapper recycling

Students at Prairie Winds Elementary School in Monument have done it again. The school in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is a top collector of energy bar wrappers for TerraCycle. The Trenton, N.J.-based company repurposes hard-to-reuse waste, such as potato chip … Continue reading

The Gazette · Jan 6, 2016

Resolution 2016: Kicking it old school For growing companies, hiring business veterans can be a valuable source of experience, wisdom

 Albert Zakes, 63, is the proud beneficiary of reverse nepotism. He owes his job as general counsel at Terracycle, an international upcycling and recycling company based in Trenton, to his 30-year-old son, Albe Zakes, the company’s global vice president of … Continue reading

NJ Biz · Jan 4, 2016

3D Brooklyn transforms recycled potato chip bags into 3D printer filament

Have you ever wondered what happens when you recycle a potato chip bag? That bag could be turned into the next 3D-printed trinket. New York-based 3D Brooklyn has teamed up with TerraCycle to transform recycled potato chip bags into 3D printer filament—an excellent step in … Continue reading

Inhabitat · Dec 30, 2015

Class Notes

Audubon Elementary School students in Foster City helped keep garbage out of local landfills by participating in a program which encouraged recycling their lunchtime waste. Local students recycled 1,441 empty apple sauce pouches through participation in a corporate partnership between … Continue reading

San Mateo Daily Journal · Dec 22, 2015