Why do we charge for Zero Waste Boxes when other programs are free?

We’re often asked why Zero Waste Boxes cost money while the national programs are generally free to consumers. First, it's important to highlight that no recycling is free. Someone is paying somewhere along the line.  Your municipal recycling is paid by your taxes (or directly by you) and mitigated by any revenue the recyclers can … Continue reading Why do we charge for Zero Waste Boxes when other programs are free?

Why do we recycle when it’s better to reduce and reuse?

In an ideal world, TerraCycle would not exist.  Our recycling solutions are a response to the world’s challenge with waste that has been growing since the 1950s, and we know that we can’t recycle our way out of it.  Letting go of our love of disposability, learning to see garbage as a resource, and purchasing … Continue reading Why do we recycle when it’s better to reduce and reuse?

Green Gifts are Great Gifts! 6 Sustainable Holiday Shopping Tips

Holiday gift-giving can be a major source of stress. Unless your friends and family have jumped on the no-gift holiday bandwagon, there can be so much pressure to give each person the perfect item. How does sustainability fit in? Perhaps better than you think! Here’s a guide to choosing gifts that are easier on the … Continue reading Green Gifts are Great Gifts! 6 Sustainable Holiday Shopping Tips