Everyday Ways to Go Zero Waste — TerraCycle News

The zero waste movement is picking up speed as entire Instagram accounts, online retailers, and bloggers dedicate themselves to activities that promise to eliminate plastic pollution, reduce food waste, and help us live more sustainable lives.  But what exactly is “zero waste,” anyway?  Essentially, it’s exactly what it sounds like: zero goes to waste, nothing […] Everyday Ways to Go Zero Waste — TerraCycle News Continue reading Everyday Ways to Go Zero Waste — TerraCycle News

How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News

How long do you keep your Christmas decorations up? Some believe you need to take everything down before New Year’s Eve to prevent bad energy flowing into the next year, whereas others follow the 12 days of Christmas rule and pack away on January 5. Whenever you decide the time is right and carefully store […] How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News Continue reading How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News

Contact lens recycling scheme launches UK-wide to tackle plastic pollution

Contact lens wearers in the UK will now be able to recycle their contact lenses as the country’s first free national recycling scheme for plastic contact lenses is rolled out. Wearers of any brand of soft lens will have the option of dropping off used contact lenses and their packaging at a network of recycling bins at Boots Opticians and selected independent stores, or having them collected. The programme … Continue reading Contact lens recycling scheme launches UK-wide to tackle plastic pollution

TerraCycle recycling hard-to-recycle cigarette butts into park benches

Cigarette butts are commonly known as hard-to-recycle items, but they are now being recycled into park benches thanks to an innovative recycling process developed by TerraCycle. Recycling company TerraCycle has developed a processing method that creates higher-end plastic products from waste. Cigarette butts are collected from cities and municipalities across the US in rectangular cigarette butt waste boxes known as TerraCycle Butt Bins. Each box can … Continue reading TerraCycle recycling hard-to-recycle cigarette butts into park benches