Commitment to Action

Outsmart Waste: Increasing Global Access to Recycling

Commitment by

TerraCycle

In 2016, TerraCycle committed to expand recycling worldwide by doubling the amount of traditionally non-recyclable waste it collects and recycles per year. As a result of capacity and information accessibility limitations, many regions of the world find linear disposal more economically viable than circular disposal. TerraCycle will achieve its goal by increasing its capacity to collet recycling waste and recruiting partners interested in utilizing TerraCycle’s recycling expertise. TerraCycle additionally commits to developing a searchable online platform to provide worldwide recycling information. This public, free-to-use recycling database facilitates recycling by allowing people and organizations to identify and select recycling option near them and contribute to thousands of circular waste streams, thereby presenting information about alternatives to linear disposal. Through the financial support of its corporate partners, TerraCycle will identify, validate, and catalog recycling options around the world and expand access to information.

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Commitment

Outsmart Waste: Increasing Global Access to Recycling

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000

Region

Oceania, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Northern America

Countries

Australia, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, Canada, CHINA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY

Commitment by

TerraCycle