At TerraCycle, we understand the full range of opinions when it comes to recycling, and we’re the first to say that it isn’t the answer to the waste crisis. However, it’s a very important part of moving toward a circular economy. Here’s why: Recycling reduces the need to extract virgin materials from the planet. The … Continue reading What are the environmental benefits of recycling?
Learn About Composting Day
According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away. When these materials are sent to landfills, they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. One way to avoid sending food scraps and yard waste to landfills is by learning … Continue reading Learn About Composting Day
How TerraCycle recycles your trash into new products
The ultimate goal of recycling is to avoid using virgin materials to make new products and to instead use raw materials made from discarded items. Whether or not your local recycling company will accept something comes down to a business equation: If the cost of collecting and processing the waste is higher than the value … Continue reading How TerraCycle recycles your trash into new products
Clean out your classroom with TerraCycle – US
Clean out your classroom with TerraCycle As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to start cleaning out your classroom. Between snacks, toys, storage materials, and breakroom trash, classroom cleanouts produce a lot of trash. But that doesn’t mean it all has to end up in landfills; you can recycle with TerraCycle! Don’t … Continue reading Clean out your classroom with TerraCycle – US
How can I start raising money for charities by recycling with TerraCycle?
As you know, TerraCycle specializes in recycling your hard-to-recycle trash. From toothbrushes, to contact lenses, water filters and toys—we recycle items you can’t recycle curbside. After we recycle your trash into raw material, it’s sold to manufacturing companies who produce the end product and complete the recycling journey. But the story doesn’t end there… From … Continue reading How can I start raising money for charities by recycling with TerraCycle?
Make your voice heard: let brands know recycling is important to you
Earth Day may have passed, but you can still take action for the planet every day. Over the last month, we’ve explored how our actions, purchases, and decisions can help protect the planet. Recycling is just the beginning. But there’s so much more you can do! You have more power than you might think. At … Continue reading Make your voice heard: let brands know recycling is important to you