Unusual, yet innovative. And serving the environment.
“Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle, Inc. began producing organic fertilizer by packaging liquified “worm poop” in used soda bottles. Since the inauspicious start, TerraCycle has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.
Today, TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste.
TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.” (ref. TerraCycle.ca)
No Ands, Ifs, … just Butts
Every year, cigarette butts end up in dumpsters and landfills, or they are tossed as litter on shorelines, parks, and sidewalks across Canada. With the help of one of Canada’s largest major tobacco manufacturers, the waste collected through the Cigarette Waste Brigade will be recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting.
The TerraCycle program provides points for recycled butts that can be converted to charitable gifts or a cash donation to a charity of choice.
Learn more about this great organization: teracycle.ca