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.
At TerraCycle, our customers sometimes ask questions about our Zero Waste Boxes and recycling process. See below for answers to frequently asked questions that we receive about recycling with us! Why are TerraCycle programs free, but Zero Waste Boxes cost money? At TerraCycle, we offer both free and paid recycling solutions. Our free recycling programs … Continue reading Your top Zero Waste Box recycling questions answered! – US
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?
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
You may have heard of TerraCycle’s free recycling programs, or maybe you love to #RecycleEverything through our Zero Waste Boxes, but did you know we do so much more? TerraCycle is different from your local curbside recycler. We’re an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled content, and … Continue reading Who is TerraCycle, and what do we do?
2022 saw significant steps forward in addressing our global waste crisis, though there is still a long way to go. Companies made new commitments to reduce waste, such as increasing use of post-consumer recycled material in packaging or planning shifts to reusables. New, stronger government policies have been passed or proposed, including new packaging EPR … Continue reading Letter from CEO Tom Szaky—2022 retrospective