TerraCycle (2001; Trenton NJ + 20 international locations; ~280 staff; https://www.terracycle.com)

This recycling company operates in 21 countries and focuses on hard-to-recycle materials to eliminate the idea of waste.


  • 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


  • Challenges, news, images, background info, b-roll, books
  • Instructions and DIY projects for upcycling
  • HIGHLIGHT: The TV-show Human Resources, a comedic real-life documentary series about working in trash recycling.

Leadership: Tom Szaky (Founder, CEO)

Revenue:  $19.3m (2016)

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