TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. We engage an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programmes, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals. We'd love you to join us on our journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one.
We specialise in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste which is not processed by local councils, such as coffee capsules, oral care waste and cosmetic product packaging. You can find out more about what we do here.
We strive to Eliminate the Idea of Waste® through two main ways:
1. Free recycling programmes
We partner with brands to create free recycling programmes. The brands we work with sponsor the recycling of a particular type of waste, which lets you recycle items which would otherwise go to landfills.
By signing up to the free recycling programmes, you can download free shipping labels to send your recycling to us or set up a public drop-off point so that members of your community can drop their recycling off too, accumulating more recycling for us!
Most programmes also offer TerraCycle points as a reward for sending recycling. You can redeem points as donations for schools, charities and non-profits. This way communities can not only help the environment, but they can also support other causes they care about too!
2. Zero Waste Boxes
We also offer Zero Waste Boxes, a complete and convenient solution which includes the processing, shipping and recycling of a particular type of waste that isn’t currently recycled through local council facilities.
Zero Waste Boxes™ can be used to recycle over 70 different waste categories including plastic packaging, personal protective equipment (PPE), disposable coffee cups and many more! They are convenient and easy to use, making them the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities and events looking to offset their impacts and lighten their footprint.