Media Room

TerraCycle resources for members of the media and journalists

Welcome to TerraCycle’s media room. Below please find the latest press releases, images and general corporate information available for use in your story or article. If you’re a member of the media and don’t see what you need or want to set up an interview, please contact [email protected].

About TerraCycle

Founded in 2001, TerraCycle (www.terracycle.com) is the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste. TerraCycle works with over one hundred major brands in twenty-one countries across the globe to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new eco-friendly materials and products that are available online and through major retailers. The waste is collected through TerraCycle’s National recycling programmes, which are free fundraisers that pay schools, charities and non-profits for every piece of waste they collect and return.

TerraCycle launched in the UK (www.terracycle.co.uk) in September 2009 (its first market in Europe) and today operates in 12 European markets (UK, ROI, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Denmark). In the UK TerraCycle currently runs collection programmes for over 30 types of waste which can’t be accepted by local council run recycling systems.  For example, yoghurt pouches, L.O.L. Surprise! packaging and products, cracker and biscuit wrappers, crisp packets, nuts, popcorn and pretzel packets, confectionery wrappers, contact lenses, baby food pouches, Pringles cans, bread packaging, writing instruments, disposable gloves, pet food packaging, air, home and laundry care waste, hand soap pumps and refill pouches, plastic ring carriers (hi-cones), toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, Aqua Optima water filters, personal care and beauty products / packaging, Tassimo & L’OR coffee pod / TDISC waste and Lavazza Eco Caps.  Currently more than 5,318,616 individuals and organisations across the UK have signed up to collect, which to date has diverted over 129 million items of packaging waste from landfill while earning over £1,343,522 for schools, charities and non-profit organisations. 

Recent Press Releases

Here is a selection of TerraCycle's most recent press releases.

TerraCycle Bios

Biographies of members of the TerraCycle team.

Images

Please find useful TerraCycle images here.