Recycle your old stuff on National Old Stuff Day

Some of our old things gather nostalgia, while others just gather dust. Whether it’s game pieces without their board game, electronics that croaked a decade ago, or those decaying craft supplies you swore you’d do something with someday…deep down, you know it’s time for a closet clean-out. Lucky for you, you don’t have to throw … Continue reading Recycle your old stuff on National Old Stuff Day

Offset Your Waste this Holiday Season

The holiday season brings us together to celebrate over good food, heartfelt gifts, and beautifully decorated homes—unfortunately, all of these things can also bring an abundance of waste. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, American household waste increases by more than 25%, contributing an additional 1 million tons of trash a week to our landfills. … Continue reading Offset Your Waste this Holiday Season

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?