Every year, Americans buy nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween. Between parties and trick-or-treating, Halloween creates a scary amount of candy and snack packaging waste. Plus, curbside recycling services don’t typically accept snack and candy wrappers, meaning that all of those wrappers will end up haunting landfills and incinerators. However, just because curbside … Continue reading The scary truth about snack waste
Back-to-school is an exciting time of year, but school supplies, lunches, sports, and other staples of the school year can generate a lot of hard-to-recycle trash. We want to help you plan for a sustainable start to the school year! Check out our tips for making back-to-school better for the planet: Get ready to recycle … Continue reading Start the school year sustainably
While some curbside recycling programs accept everything from plastics #1-7 to e-waste, many municipalities only accept glass, paper, and some rigid plastics. That’s where TerraCycle comes in! At TerraCycle, we aim to provide easy-to-use recycling options to anyone who wants to recycle! So, what is the difference between TerraCycle and your curbside recycling service? Keep … Continue reading TerraCycle is different from your curbside recycler
As an individual, you have more power to enact change than you might know. Whether you’re voting in an election or voting with your dollar, your actions can make a difference. While the eco-friendly changes you make in your daily life are important, you can amplify your impact by encouraging your favorite companies or brands … Continue reading Make your voice heard! How to reach out to changemakers
Plastic is everywhere. Sometimes it’s easy to spot, like in a takeout container or a grocery bag. But sometimes, it hides in items like chewing gum and cigarette butts. We know that you always try your best to recycle as many plastic products as you can, but recycling different plastics properly can be tricky. With … Continue reading Research your local recycling to avoid wishcycling
Evidence of the waste crisis is all around us. From cigarette butts on street corners to takeout containers along highways to towering landfills—trash is everywhere. It’s in the deepest trenches in the ocean and on the tallest mountains on the planet. Waste, as we know it today, is a relatively new concept. While animals have … Continue reading Why TerraCycle’s mission is Eliminating the Idea of Waste®: An overview of the waste crisis.