Recycling the unrecyclable by upcycling

TerraCycle

Most household waste is unrecyclable due to mixed materials. TerraCycle is a solution for reusing household waste that is typically difficult to recycle. Working with brands and retailers, the company offers a series of programs to reuse and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. 

How does it work?

Terracycle has partnered with brands such as Colgate, Walkers, and Danone (as well as many other companies) to create free recycling schemes. Consumers drop off household waste at different locations. TerraCycle reuses, upcycles, and reuses waste instead of sending it to the landfill or incinerating it.

TerraCycle also works with municipal waste programs and industrial waste facilities and manufacturers to provide zero waste solutions.

Working with R&D departments and laboratories, the research team has developed closed-loop solutions for various waste materials, ranging from promotional items such as pencil cases and frisbees through to large-scale deployments such as playgrounds and community gardens. 

 

Who’s doing it?

TerraCycle has partnered with a large volume of brands, including Ella’s Kitchen, Acuvue, Proctor and Gamble, and Nestle. TerraCycle's website includes a full list of free recycling programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to start?

If manufacturers are interested in setting up a potential partnership, they can contact TerraCycle to set up a program for non-recyclable products or packaging. 

 

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