Founding Year: 2001

Staff: 348

Budget: $19.3m (2016)

Tom Szaky (Founder, CEO)

A social enterprise working to “eliminate the idea of waste.” It operates in 21 countries in partnership with various companies to “collect typically non-recyclable items through national recycling platforms and turn them into new products.” It strives to “change the way the world shops with favorite brands in refillable packaging offered with convenience and style.”


  • Free recycling programs funded by conscious brands, manufacturers, and retailers
  • Zero Waste Box™ platform for homes, to recycle almost any type of waste
  • Municipal programs
  • Industrial waste solutions
  • Regulated waste recycling



TerraCycle contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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