What makes something curbside recyclable depends on whether your local recycling service can make a profit from recycling it. If the cost of collecting and processing the trash is lower than the value of the resulting raw material, it will likely be locally recyclable. If the costs are higher, then it likely won’t be. The … Continue reading How is TerraCycle different from your curbside recycling service?
Why are some things recyclable through municipal recycling, and others aren't? It all comes down to economics. Find out why your curbside recycling program only recycles a few types of waste streams and how TerraCycle can recycle your hard-to-recycle trash: What is considered recyclable? Most curbside recycling programs only accept cardboard, aluminum cans, a few … Continue reading Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t?
As phones, tablets and other small electronic devices have become more popular, a new problem has emerged: electronic waste. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of e-waste is properly recycled. Most is tossed in the trash, where it will most likely end up in a landfill. Some electronic waste is collected and is sent abroad to … Continue reading The growing problem of e-waste
At TerraCycle, we love recycling, upcycling and re-using as much waste as possible. We like to practice what we preach and what better way to showcase this and inspire our team on a daily basis, than to upcycle our own office space like all the TerraCycle offices around the world. The European team has recently … Continue reading Meet Tiffany Threadgould, Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle
How to upcycle your plastics Earth Day is officially celebrated on 22 April 2018 during Earth Month. This year’s theme is ‘Plastic Pollution’. As such a crucial topic and one that TerraCycle is heavily invested in throughout April during Earth Month, we will present facts and tips on how to deal with, and essentially help … Continue reading Plastic Pollution Part 3
Upcycling is a great way for you to dispose of things you consider waste and at the same time increase the value of the items.