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TerraCycle

TerraCycle logo

TerraCycle runs national waste collection programs in 10 countries where non-recyclable post-consumer waste (used candy wrappers, tooth brushes, pens, juice pouches and many other categories of waste) is collected and made into new products and materials. The TerraCycle logo informs a consumer that the product or package is no longer waste, and can be collected and sent (postage paid) to TerraCycle. Globally, TerraCycle has over 60,000 proprietary collection locations and over 12 million people participating in its waste collection programs.

Consumers can identify products participating in the Terracycle program by the label on the package or by visiting the TerraCycle website at www.terracycle.net. Consumers then sign up to collect difficult-to-recycle waste. Consumers earn incentives, paid to a charity or school of their choice, for each unit of waste received by TerraCycle. Additionally, TerraCycle works directly with the world’s largest Consumer Packaged Goods companies to divert the waste generated from their pre-consumer production facilities (damaged, misprinted or otherwise unusable packaging) from ending up in a landfill or from being incinerated. The waste collected by TerraCycle is turned into new products ranging from backpacks to playgrounds to speakers that are then sold at major retailers.

When the logo is present on a product that TerraCycle has manufactured, it means the product was made from waste that would have otherwise gone to a landfill or been incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle accepts its old products back through the same collection programs to start the process over again.

Learn more: TerraCycle websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with TerraCycle's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

TerraCycle

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Type

For-profit

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Year ecolabel est. 2005

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Food Health care services & equipment Packaging Textiles Waste management & Recycling Other

Other categories: Consumer Packaged goods


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Last updated: 26 May 2016