At TerraCycle, we offer both free and paid recycling solutions. We’re often asked why Zero Waste Boxes cost money while the free recycling programmes don’t have any fees for participating. First, it’s important to highlight that no recycling is free. Someone is paying somewhere along the line. Our “free” programmes are sponsored by brands willing [...]
In an ideal world, TerraCycle would not exist. Our recycling solutions are a response to the world’s challenge with waste that has been growing since the 1950s, and we know that we can’t recycle our way out of it. Letting go of our love of disposability, learning to see rubbish as a resource, and purchasing [...]
What does recycling actually mean? The Ellen Macarthur Foundation defines material recycling as reprocessing, by means of a manufacturing process, of a used packaging material into a product, a component incorporated into a product, or a secondary (recycled) raw material; excluding energy recovery and the use of the product as a fuel.