Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle began by producing organic fertilizer, packaging liquid worm poop in used soda bottles. Since then TerraCycle has grown into one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.
TerraCycle's purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by
creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or
hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called
the Brigades, and start sending us waste.
Our goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution systems for anything that today must be sent to a landfill.