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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

Think Outside the Bin: What to Do With Hard-to-Recycle Items

Since many of these items cannot be recycled in your state and need to be mailed to the recycler, diehard recyclers may be faced with the moral dilemma of whether it’s worth the expense and resulting carbon emissions to ship … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Stub Out Butts! Cigarettes Turned into Plastic

In a program started in May in Canada and now running from the United States to Spain, TerraCycle collects cigarette butts from volunteers and turns them into plastic, which can be used for anything, even ashtrays themselves. The discarded cigarettes, … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Recycling 101: Turning Old into New

Recycling has come a long way from just simply separating paper, plastic and aluminum.  Today almost all materials can be recycled; from old cell phones and computers to tires and used car batteries.  Whether it’s making a swing from an old tire … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Trying to Answer the Inevitable Question: Can I Have a Raise?

As an employer of more than 100 people, I find dealing with the question of raises a constant challenge, one fraught with more negatives than positives. And yet, it’s an inevitable issue that crosses my desk constantly. While I can … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Join a TerraCycle Brigade Program

TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. They do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a “Brigade”) for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Recycling entrepreneur stubs out cigarette garbage

In a program started in May in Canada and now running from the United States to Spain, TerraCycle collects cigarette butts from volunteers and turns them into plastic, which can be used for anything, even ashtrays themselves. The discarded cigarettes, … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

You’re the Boss: Trying to Answer the Inevitable Question: Can I Have a Raise?

At TerraCycle, in 2012, we allocated $250,000 for raises on a total payroll of $5 million. In the hope of creating a coherent policy, we formed a compensation committee, consisting of five senior employees, to help figure out how to … Continue reading

Jan 29, 2013

Earn Money For Your School: Recycle Candy Bars

Once you have joined a TerraCycle Brigade program, download the “Collect, Store, and Ship Guide” for helpful suggestions on how to become a successful waste collection station. When your waste is ready to be sent in, you can download a … Continue reading

Jan 28, 2013

Waverly residents recycle with help from New Jersey firm

WAVERLY, Iowa — Recycling is second nature to Joanna Ewest, who remembers newspaper drives as a school girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Hanging on to more obscure trash — like empty cheese packages, cereal bags and pretzel containers … Continue reading

WCF Courier · Jan 28, 2013

Tom’s of Maine and TerraCycle: Recycling Personal Care Products

I love Tom’s of Maine. To me, the name is synonymous with great products and environmental stewardship — a winning combination. To that end, Tom’s of Maine does not conduct animal testing or include any animal-based ingredients in its products. The … Continue reading

Jan 24, 2013

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