TerraCycle’s mission is to Eliminate the idea of Waste®.
Headquartered in Trenton, N.J. and operating in over 21 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, TerraCycle is a global innovator in green business. It partners with many of the world’s largest consumer product companies and retailers to create collection and recycling solutions for hundreds of traditionally non-recyclable waste streams. By working with companies, retailers, governments and consumers, TerraCycle is able to collect and solve for just about every waste stream, from snack wrappers and contact lenses to ocean plastics and cigarette butts, all waste streams that otherwise end up in landfills, oceans, or incinerators. TerraCycle has received hundreds of awards globally and has been highlighted in some of the worlds most recognized media outlets, including CNN, Wall St. Journal, Reuters.com New York Times, Forbes and thousands of others.
TerraCycle has over 100 brands listed on their site offering a free way to return the product and product packaging for recycling in the USA.
You can find the information on the above link as well we will be adding them to the Eeviee Database as we review each program.
Majority of TerraCycle’s programs focus on recycling plastic items and packaging. You can find lots of information on their web page on how the plastic is recycled and why it’s such a challenge, even today, to get plastic recycled at larger scales.
If you are a regular user of a product that partners with TerraCycle, this is a great way to ensure you are participating in a recycling program that keeps the items out of our landfills.
While free for you, there is a cost to the brand to make this recycling program available to you. You can help keep their costs low by ensuring the following:
- Maximize the amount you send back each time. Sending more less often is the best way to maximize shipping costs and the number of packages going thru the small parcel networks.
- Ask your immediate neighbors if they too use some of these brands and work together to maximize the amount recycled. You may be surprised how many people still haven’t hear of Terracycle.
- Spread the word. Talk, post, and brag about your efforts! This is something to be proud of.
Still not sure where to start?
Contact Eeviee for a free 30 min conversation about your objectives and goals for community recycling.