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TerraCycle in the news

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News articles

What’s in your waste can?

Most of the things in your room right now will eventually become garbage. That’s the simple idea that in 2001 drove college freshman Tom Szaky to launch Terracycle, a company that collects waste and converts it into new products. For … Continue Reading

Business Management Daily · Apr 5, 2012

Cash for Trash: Innovative Companies Profitably Upcycle, Recycle and Reduce Waste

Turning worm poop into fertilizer was TerraCycle’s first big idea. Then they transformed discarded drink containers into consumer bling, which made them a world-recognized leader in this hot, new trend of “upcycling.” Upcycling is the conversion of waste destined for landfills … Continue Reading

Triple Pundit · Apr 5, 2012

Turning dirty diapers into park benches

“The diapers are very gross, horrible, but the shipping containers hold 100 percent of the smell,” assures Terracycle’s Albe Zakes. “We tested this by hiding them around the office and seeing if anyone noticed; they did not.” He may be joking, … Continue Reading

MSNBC · Apr 5, 2012

Compostable vs. recyclable: Which is better?

When I recently posted in a New York Times blog that biodegradability isn’t what it seems, and on Packaging Digest that we should be careful with biodegradable plastics and incineration habits, I got a few reminders that some compostable plastics … Continue Reading

Pack Digest Online · Apr 5, 2012

Green Tech Finds: Childs Play Edition

Developing green technology isn’t child’s play, but children’s games can certainly inspire new ideas. Playground equipment made from old wind turbines, and a solar powered night light are just two of this week’s green tech finds.

The Sundance Channel · Apr 5, 2012

Staples Partners with TerraCycle for Binder Recycling Program

Staples Inc. is partnering with the Trenton, N.J.-based recycling firm TerraCycle Inc. to offer discounts to customers in Seattle who bring in old binders for recycling. The Framingham, Mass.-based office products retailer is offering to customers at participating Seattle stores … Continue Reading

Waste 360 · Apr 5, 2012

St. Gregory is Going Green

Having an environmentally friendly culture isn’t just for big corporations. Churches that follow biblical Scripture to be good stewards of the environment also are working to lead by example when it comes to living green.

Athens Banner-Herald online (GA) · Apr 5, 2012

Get Your garden On! Taryn Scher Shares the Must Haves for Anyone Wanting to Start a Garden

Get your garden on! Taryn Scher shares the must haves for anyone wanting to start a garden. All the links to the products you saw on our show are under Megan’s Notes at

"Your Carolina," WSPA-TV, (Spartanburg, SC) · Apr 5, 2012

Local school wins recycling award

CROSSVILLE – A bag of chips is a popular addition to many kids’ school lunches, but at the end of lunch, most of those bags end up in the garbage. Students from Crossville Elementary School decided to keep their garbage … Continue Reading

Times Journal · Apr 4, 2012

Wine Wednesday: Boxed Wine

Yes I said it. Boxed Wine. Most people think ICK but it can actually be a great value and really good wine. Now let me just say that there is a big difference between brands of boxed wine. · Apr 4, 2012