November 29, 2012
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Recycling Mystery: Cigarettes

As Earth911 recently reported, cigarettes can now be recycled in the U.S. thanks to a new partnership between TerraCycle, a company that finds recycling solutions for items that aren’t easy to recycle, and a cigarette manufacturer. But how does the process work? Continue reading

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August 30, 2012
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Recycling Mystery: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Tubes

Oral care products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, can seem nearly impossible to recycle. After all, how would a recycler remove all of that extra toothpaste from the tube or dissasemble a toothbrush for recycling? Let’s take a closer look at this recycling mystery to get the low-down on how to keep our pearly [...] Continue reading

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February 7, 2012
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Colgate Pledges to Reduce Waste

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has pledged to reduce the waste it sends to landfills by 15 percent by 2015, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. In the report, the company also committed to cutting the environmental impact of products and packages by 20 percent by 2015 through increasing the use of sustainable materials and recycled content. [...] Continue reading

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September 8, 2011
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Facebook Game Upcycles Trash For Charity

You’ve harvested crops on FarmVille and defended your island on Empires and Allies. Now a new Facebook game lets you manage and upcycle a town’s waste, while raising money for real-world projects that reduce carbon emissions. Trash Tycoon, created by social gaming startup Guerillapps and sponsored by upcycling company TerraCycle, is the first Facebook game [...] Continue reading

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August 11, 2011
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TerraCycle and The North Face Team Up for Polybag Recycling

When we pick up a new outfit from the mall, we may ponder the carbon emissions expended for the item to get to us. But at least it’s free of the packaging of internet purchases, right? Well, not exactly. Most retail clothing items are packed…

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April 15, 2011
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TerraCycle and Solo to Recycle Iconic Red Cups

The Solo red cup. You’ve sipped from it at fine events, drank from it at backyard barbecues and probably guzzled from it in your college days, but the number 6 polystyrene plastic is often hard to recycle in many U.S. communities. Not…

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April 11, 2011
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L’Oreal and Terracycle Partner for Packaging Reuse

L’Oreal and Terracycle announced today that they’re teaming up to recycle personal care and beauty product packaging through the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade. L’Oreal’s Garnier brand is one of the first companies to take on the problem of….. Continue reading

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