Business Information
Name of Organization: 
TerraCycle, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
Contact Person: 
Lauren Taylor
Title: 
Global Director of PR and Content
Business Location: 
TerraCycle
121 New York Ave.
08638 Trenton , NJ
United States
40° 13' 59.5092" N, 74° 45' 9.4248" W
Phone: 
609-393-4252 ext.3705
Email: 
lauren.taylor@terracycle.com
Number of Employees: 
120
Website: 
www.terracycle.com
Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
TerraCycle has solar panels on its roof and generates 188 kilowatts per day, making the company energy neutral.
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
TerraCycle recycles paper, plastic and glass as well as hard-to-recycle items such as cereal bags and liners, toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, snack bags, energy bar wrappers, applesauce pouches, drink pouches, baby food pouches, granola bags, beauty and skin care packaging, sports performance packaging, pet food bags, guitar strings, water filters and more.
Waste Reduction
Description of Action: 
TerraCycle practices what it preaches and practices Zero Waste in its offices. We recycle traditional items, as well was the hard-to-recycle items accepted through our recycling programs. We also compost organics from our lunch program.
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
TerraCycle's offices are entire examples of waste reuse. Desks and tables are made from old doors, desk and section dividers are made from old records, 2-liter bottles are strung together to delineate conference rooms and other furnishing are items that came from curbside, thrift shops or secondhand stores.
Lbs Saved: 
12,500
Money Saved: 
250,000
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
Description of Action: 

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Whether it's coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities and small businesses across 20 countries. In conjunction with our partners, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.

Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
Description of Action: 
Upcycling -The key difference between upcycling and reusing waste is that with upcycling the original intention of the object changes. TerraCycle works with many of the world's best companies to bring upcycling solutions to many forms of waste. We use USPS mail sacks for tablet cases and coin purses, overrun tent material for dopp kits. These products are available to buy online through UncommonGoods, DwellSmart and the USPS store. In addition, TerraCycle's website has DIY suggestions on its website for people who want to on their own.
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
TerraCycle uses only circular methods (reuse, upcycling or recycling) for repurposing the waste we collect through our various programs. TerraCycle will never landfill or incinerate your waste. TerraCycle offers a variety of programs through which organizations may recycle nearly every type of waste: 1. Free recycling programs - These recycling programs are completely free, made possible through our partners' support. Simply sign up and start recycling. 2. Zero Waste Boxes - Zero Waste Boxes allow us to create recycling solutions for nearly every type of waste imaginable. These boxes may be purchased in various sizes. 3. Large-scale recycling - Our teams can also work with your business or company to recycle large volumes of waste.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
Through TerraCycle’s free recycling programs, you can earn TerraCycle points which are redeemable for charitable gifts, TerraCycle products, or a donation to a school or non-profit of your choice.