TerraCycle® is a social enterprise on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste.
TerraCycle offers a range of national, easy-to-use recycling platforms allowing everyone to #RecycleEverything, as well as Loop, a sustainable shopping experience moving the world away from single-use packaging. See below to get started.
TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!
TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box™ platform allows you to recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules to complex laboratory waste. Choose the waste stream you’d like to recycle, purchase your preferred box size, collect your waste, and send it to TerraCycle to be repurposed (shipping is included). Zero Waste Boxes are available for purchase via our Zero Waste Box website and many major retailers.
TerraCycle partners with many municipalities around the world to provide zero waste solutions such as city-wide programs for recycling cigarette butts.
TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste at the facility level. Our programs range from helping to recycle large volumes of packaging scrap to personal safety equipment. We also provide zero waste consulting and closed-loop R&D support.
TerraCycle's regulated waste division provides products and services to help you facilitate the effective and compliant management of regulated, universal and hazardous waste. This may include fluorescent lamps, bulbs, batteries, and e-waste as well as organic waste, medical waste and other waste streams that are potentially harmful to the environment.
TerraCycle provides comprehensive event services for businesses and organizations. We can assist you in every step of the way, from collection and recycling to promotion and sponsorship. Whatever your needs are, we will work closely with you to provide the best possible recycling solutions for your event. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
From the minds at TerraCycle, Loop offers your favorite products in beautiful, counter-worthy containers that can be refilled again and again, changing the way the world shops. Buy trusted brands reimagined in durable packages conveniently delivered right to your door. Best part? We’ll pick up your empties and ship new when done.
TerraCycle reuses, upcycles, and recycles waste instead of landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.
The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.
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If you’re trying to avoid plastic and like sustainable fashion, then you’ve probably been taking a closer look at what your sunglasses are made of. And if they’re high quality, you might see the word “acetate.” Acetate is used … Continue ReadingEcocult · Jun 30, 2020
Living Proof, a company that uses scientific innovation and human ingenuity to tackle problems big and small, and TerraCycle, have joined forces to ensure that all Living Proof hair care packaging and spent aerosol cans are diverted from landfills and … Continue ReadingAmerican Recycler Online · Jun 29, 2020
Dr. Meghan McGuire, an assistant professor of English at the University of Lynchburg, has launched “Writers Recycle,” an on-campus initiative to recycle used writing instruments. Through the program, used mechanical and wooden pencils, and pens, markers, highlighters, and their caps … Continue ReadingPackaging World · Jun 29, 2020
TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 80 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.
TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for social entrepreneurship and sustainable business.
TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world. Our offices around the world are made entirely from upcycled waste, our walls are covered in ever-changing graffiti from local artists, and we thrive on a culture of transparency and high-energy innovation. To see a day in the life of a TerraCycle employee, tune in to our critically acclaimed TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.