“Nothing needs to go to landfill. We’re about finding solutions for as many types of waste as possible,” says Denise Barnard, Director of Communications at TerraCycle Canada. I spoke with Denise to better understand the company behind the ever-increasing line of products I’ve been noticing around me.
“What I think is really special about the US is the way the US encourages business and then is not shy of failure. Probably the latter being more important than the former.” – Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle
KissMyCountry had the opportunity to talk with Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, which manufactures products from non-recyclable waste. It’s a fascinating and exciting company that reflects the energy, creativity and commitment of Tom Szaky.
I wasn’t thinking about my plastic diet, when I walked into the store and bought a chocolate bar yesterday. Obviously eating chocolate is not the healthiest thing to do for your body, but today I learned that the packaging material of chocolate bars is also not the best for the environment. It’s tricky because it is difficult to determine what materials were used in the production of the chocolate and candy wrappers.
Similar to milk and juice cartons or potato chip bags, the candy wrappers are generally laminated foils which are prepared by coating a paper base with wax, bonding a thin metal foil layer with an adhesive and dampening with a plastic solution.