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About TerraCycle®

Founded in 2001 and now operating in 20 countries globally, TerraCycle is an innovative and pioneering recycling company with a goal to Eliminate the Idea of Waste®. 

For over 20 years TerraCycle’s team of engineers, polymer scientists and recycling experts have been working hard to keep otherwise unrecyclable materials in use and out of landfills and incineration.
Unlike the majority of recycling companies, which concentrate on economically valuable waste streams like aluminium, paper, or specific types of rigid plastic, TerraCycle develops collection and recycling processes for hundreds of types of hard-to-recycle waste such as coffee capsules, crisp packets and toothbrushes. As these are not recyclable through traditional methods (i.e. kerbside council recycling systems) TerraCycle offers solutions through its brand-sponsored free recycling programmes, and the paid-for Zero Waste Boxes.

TerraCycle has won hundreds of awards globally, in Europe this includes the likes of Sustainability Pioneer in the 2020 Sustainable Beauty Awards and Sustainable Supply Chains in the 2018 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

To learn more about TerraCycle®, please visit https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/

About our team

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky. 
Born in Hungary, Tom and his family migrated to Toronto, Canada, when he was four. He always had a spark for the environment and recycling. Tom was shocked and astonished about people's waste: items thrown away are sometimes amazing and a second life is waiting for them! We could do so much with a lot of packaging, right?

TerraCycle was initially a small business, funded thanks to family and friends mainly. We can say our company had humble beginnings. With passion and perseverance, TerraCycle grew into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard­-to-­recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 80 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms. Therefore, our team is constantly growing. We are all passionate about what we do and keep our values at core. TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world.

About Zero Waste Box™

The Zero Waste Box™ system is the first comprehensive recycling solution for everything, developed by award-winning waste experts at TerraCycle®.
From coffee capsules to plastic cutlery, to the entire contents of your bathroom, the Zero Waste Box system is a turnkey, all-inclusive recycling solution for hundreds of typically non-recycled items.
The Zero Waste Box™ system is convenient and easy to use, making it the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and events looking to offset their impacts and lighten their footprint.

Want to get started? Take our short quiz to find out which Zero Waste Box™ is right for you. 

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