TerraCycle helps people recycle those hard-to-recycle items like chip bags, toothpaste holders, yogurt containers and more. It is TerraCycle’s goal to eliminate waste completely. More than 20 million people in 14 different countries have taken part in TerraCycle’s recycling programs, called “Brigades.” Each Brigade is a program that collects a certain waste and recycles it. It is FREE to send your waste in to many of the Brigades.
They have partnered with Method soaps and Dropps laundry detergent to offer recycling for the soap refill packaging and laundry packaging. Anyone can sign up for a TerraCycle Brigade, print out the shipping label, send their waste in for free, and earn money for charity.
TerraCycle has kept over 2 billion pieces of trash from harming the environment, and with its partners, dispersed almost $3 million to charities and schools nationwide through the Brigade program.
What does TerraCycle do with all the garbage people send in? Most of it gets recycled into new products that you can find in retailers like Walmart and Whole Foods. Learn more about their mission on the TerraCycle website. Connect with TerraCycle on Facebook.