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Briar Woods, Potowmack Elementary Awarded Grants

The Briar Woods High School Freshman Student Council Association in Ashburn and Potowmack Elementary School in Sterling both won $500 grants from Keep Virginia Beautiful, a program aimed at improving Virginia’s environment. Briar Woods’ students will use the money to … Continue Reading

Leesburg Today (VA) · Jun 19, 2013

Sustaina 100 Feature


Sustainia 100 · Jun 18, 2013

Trash Gets New Life!

TerraCycle started in 2001 as a simple organic fertilizer company. Founder Tom Szaky, then a freshman at Princeton University, saw an opportunity to use discarded food scraps from the cafeteria to make a product that had value. He fed the … Continue Reading

WiseBuys.Biz · Jun 17, 2013

TerraCycle on Teen Kids News

Story about TerraCycle and a local Brigade school ran on Teen Kids News in 40 different markets, listed below, inclduing NYC, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, Detroit, Boston, Phoenix and Seattle.  We’ve uploaded one version of the piece onto Youtube for … Continue Reading

Teen Kids News · Jun 17, 2013


Lee Elementary School students turned juice pouches into pencil cases, chip bags to lunch boxes and candy wrappers into backpacks as part of a national initiative that combines fundraising and recycling. Students collected nearly 6,000 pieces of non-recyclable waste, such … Continue Reading

Illinois Times Online · Jun 13, 2013

​Girl Scouts turn lunch waste into cash

Girl Scout Troop 1126 helped reduce waste at Oak Meadow Elementary School in El Dorado Hills, all while raising money for school supplies for homeless children. The troop of fifth-grade girls recently completed a year-long Journey program exploring electricity and … Continue Reading

Village Life Online · Jun 13, 2013

Tom Szaky: TerraCycle

Tom Szaky planted the seed for TerraCycle in his dorm room at Princeton University in 2001. The then-college-freshman discovered the organic fertilizing properties of worm poop, and with it realized a sustainable way to turn waste into a sellable product. … Continue Reading

We Love Bold · Jun 11, 2013

Socially. Good. Business.

TerraCycle has created a network of waste collection programs they call “Brigades,” each catering to a specific type of non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle waste. then they take it and re- or upcycle it into new, awesome stuff like fences and purses. … Continue Reading

Socially Good Business · Jun 11, 2013

Case Study: TerraCycle

ANA Magazine · Jun 11, 2013

Exclusive Q&A with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky founded TerraCycle in 2002. Originally a producer of organic fertilizer, the company shifted its focus to upcycling and recycling solutions in 2007. Today, TerraCycle is a multi-million dollar business and works with thousands of schools, NGOs and brands to … Continue Reading

Outlet: AOL's Patch · Jun 11, 2013