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News articles

Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle

Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, Terracycle, spoke with us about the company’s purpose to eliminate the idea of waste by making things that are non-recyclable, recyclable. Terracycle works with brands to create national collection points for each category of waste. … Continue Reading

Future 360 · Aug 8, 2013

Upcycling toothbrushes for Burning Man in Cali

Toothbrushes donated to the program through TerraCycle are being used as the building blocks for the disco ball art installation designed and constructed by Yarrow Mazzetti and Overkill (pictured above). If successful in gathering enough funding, it will be unveiled … Continue Reading

Technology Daily · Aug 8, 2013

Retired Cat engineer encourages cigarette butt recycling

Sustainable Concepts Green Team worked with Terracycle, a New Jersey company that collects hard-to-recycle trash and “upcycles” it into new products. Terracycle had found a way to turn tobacco waste into plastic pallets and ashtrays but didn’t know where to get … Continue Reading

Peoria Journal Star Online · Aug 8, 2013

TerraCycle Doritos Backpack

TerraCycle is a company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle upcycles and recycles traditionally non-recycable waste. Terracycle reuses several products such as drink pouches, chip bags and tooth brushes just to name a few. … Continue Reading · Aug 7, 2013

Artists to spray paint walls at Terracycle’s Graffiti Jam

More than 100 artists are set to participate in the eighth annual Graffiti Jam, which also features performances by local bands DJs and hip hop artists. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at TerraCycle headquarters, 121 … Continue Reading

Mercer Space · Aug 7, 2013

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt) – The Greening of Westford

The Greening of Westford’s Kristina does exactly that. She is the founder of Upcycle It, a program which diverts non-recyclable items, like chip bags and granola bar wrappers, from landfills to a company called TerraCycle where they are turned into … Continue Reading

Before It's News · Aug 7, 2013

7 Boxed Wines To Try Before Summer Ends

The Naked Grape takes the reusability of boxed wine’s packaging to a new level by allowing customers to send their emptied bags and boxes back to TerraCycle, who will recycle the packaging or “upcycle” it into coasters, wine journals, coin … Continue Reading

Boston Innovation · Aug 7, 2013

Graffiti Jam Sweetens Up the Capital City

This year 100 spray artists will climb ladders and scaffolds or just stand and deliver to display talents and signature styles on the thousands of square feet that make up TerraCycle’s outside walls. Held annually “at the twilight of summer” … Continue Reading

U.S.1 Online · Aug 7, 2013

Success Story: TerraCycle Recycles and Upcycles Garbage into Money

Can we make money out of other people’s garbage? Well, according to Tom Szaky, the answer is yes, absolutely. Tom is the Founder/CEO of TerraCycle, a successful small business which turns garbage into useful products and, eventually, money.

On Small Business · Aug 6, 2013

Technology Could Address Problem of Cigarette Litter

One approach to reducing cigarette litter encourages recycling through TerraCycle’s “Cigarette Waste Brigade,” where volunteers collect cigarette butts and send them to the company in a postage-paid package. The company then turns them into plastic that can be used to … Continue Reading

Bangor Daily News · Aug 5, 2013