Eliminating the Idea of WasteⓇ
From humble beginnings, TerraCycle® has grown 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.
The Rubbish Problem
Overconsumption and a throwaway culture have led to a global waste crisis. While even complex rubbish is technically recyclable, most materials are not profitable to recycle. As a result, waste piles up in landfills and pollutes our planet while virgin materials are extracted from the earth to create new products.
Not Your Average Recycling Company
Unlike the majority of recycling companies, which concentrate on economically valuable waste streams like aluminium, paper, or specific types of 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, we offer solutions through our free recycling programmes, and the paid-for Zero Waste Boxes™.
TerraCycle has won hundreds of awards and been recognised internationally for sustainability, innovation, and leadership including being named to Fortune Magazine’s Change the World list and TIME's #TIME100 Most Influential Companies 2021, which called its business model a potential “key to unlocking recycling’s full potential at scale.”
TerraCycle was initially a small business, funded thanks to family and friends. With passion and perseverance, TerraCycle grew into the global leader we are today. Therefore, our team is constantly growing. We are a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organisation that thrives on collaboration and innovation. Our mission lives within every team member and even in our office space. We are all passionate about what we do and keep our values at our core. TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world.