Closed-Loop Solutions

TerraCycle recycles, reuses and upcycles waste into innovative new materials and products, transforming the way we think of waste and what can be done with it.

TerraCycle's goal is to focus on hard-to-recycle materials, developing circular solutions for otherwise linear systems.  Today we recycle millions of pounds of such material on a weekly basis, diverting it from our landfills and incinerators.

When looking at a new waste stream we first focus on moving it from a linear disposal system to a circular one, and then over time to a platform that is as closed loop as technically possible.

Loop Initiative

In TerraCycle’s quest to make sustainability accessible, we created Loop—a never-before-seen venture to combat single-use waste. For the first time ever, consumers can receive their favorite products from trusted brands in durable, reusable packaging. By creating this circular, durable model, we’ve closed the Loop on e-commerce shopping.

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Custom materials  

Since our sources of waste are typically very consistent in composition and volume TerraCycle is able to provide a consistent material from order to order; with low lot-to-lot variability. With our in house R&D department and laboratories TerraCycle has the capability to customize materials to meet almost any specific requirements of our production partners. Our goal is to provide materials to a company that can be used as a sustainable alternative to virgin materials; using less crude oil and instead utilizing a material that would normally be sent to landfill. Please contact us to learn what types of innovative, made-from-waste, materials we could provide to your organization.

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Closed-loop solutions     

Our R&D teams works closely with our partners to develop closed-loop solutions for various waste materials.  These solutions range from promotional applications, where we can manufacture premium products (from pencil cases to Frisbees) to large scale deployments (from playgrounds to community gardens), to fundamental closed loop operational applications.  These closed loop solutions can range from making secondary applications like displays or pallets from a waste material to be used by the same company to primary applications that involve turning the waste back into the same product that it began as.   Please contact us to learn more about how we can bring closed loop solutions to your organization.

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