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TerraCycle in the news

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News articles

Tipi Colley Miller: Community exhibits spirit of recycling

At Opelika Middle School, permanent recycling containers have been purchased through the generosity of Opelika City Council President Eddie Smith. Again, one key component to recycling is making the collection point accessible to everyone. These divided containers are located in … Continue Reading · Oct 26, 2011

Candy Wrappers for a Cause

Klein is very creative when it comes to sources of support for SCRAP-DC and saw TerraCycle’s national Brigade program as an opportunity to raise money and awareness about creative reuse. TerraCycle, an upcycling and recycling company, has a nationwide Brigade … Continue Reading

Bethesda Patch · Oct 26, 2011

TCoast schools: Bessey Creek El’s Team Green was named a finalist in the Florida Green School Awards

BCE Team Green was named a finalist in the Florida Green School Awards sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The team has implemented recycling initiatives at the school, which have reduced trash consumption one-third. Members have raised more … Continue Reading

Palm Beach Post · Oct 25, 2011

Ad Event Features Stars, Sponsors and Much Swag

The clutter drew the attention of a speaker, Albe Zakes, vice president for media relations at TerraCycle, a company that seeks useful purposes for waste that cannot be recycled.

New York Times · Oct 24, 2011

Making trash too valuable to toss: TerraCycle creates new consumer products from nonrecyclable packaging waste

In addition to “upcycling,” or directly reusing materials to create new ones, TerraCycle also grinds and reprocesses items like pens and glue bottles into plastic lumber, trash cans, watering cans and planting pots. “Take a walk around your local supermarket,” … Continue Reading

Ocean Conservancy · Oct 24, 2011

Ad Event Features Stars, Sponsors and Much Loot

The keys to the rooms at the conference hotel bore ads for the AMC cable channel. And ad fliers were regularly slipped under hotel room doors to promote drawings for iPads, iPad2s and even a trip to a French chateau. … Continue Reading

New York Times · Oct 24, 2011

Some college students ditching traditional route for early jump at job market

Tom Szaky, founder of the pioneering recycling firm Terracycle, said he had felt similarly compelled. In his sophomore year he was trying to develop a business based on fertilizer made of worm poop and his classes became too much, he … Continue Reading · Oct 24, 2011

Walking on Thin Ice: Halloween candy not as sweet to the environment as taste buds

However, if your heart is truly begging and pleading for you to own a mountain of candy, The Wilderness Society suggests buying candy in bulk and buying sweets that comes in cardboard packaging rather than plastic. This shockingly small change … Continue Reading

LSU Reveille · Oct 24, 2011

Woman’s World Coupon

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Woman's World · Oct 24, 2011

Phenix PreK-8 planting seeds for butterfly garden

Phenix PreK-8 has expanded its recycling program as it works to raise $1,000 for butterfly gardens in two of its courtyards. The school recently joined the TerraCycle program, which converts empty juice pouches from brands including Capri Sun and Kool-Aid … Continue Reading

Daily Press · Oct 24, 2011