Eliminating the Idea of Waste
TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky discusses the theory of waste, how businesses can work to eliminate it, and the importance of recognizing value, whether in packaging or products, beyond just the material value.
Come and be inspired that our future can be a world where the concept of waste doesn’t exist and our products are more exciting, more convenient, and better than ever.
Tom Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, working with some of the world’s largest brands, retailers, and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration. It is also the lead company in a new circular shopping platform called Loop that will enable consumers to purchase products in durable, reusable packaging.
Tom and TerraCycle have received hundreds of awards and recognition from organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Fortune magazine, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tom is the author of four books, Revolution in a Bottle, Outsmart Waste, Make Garbage Great, and The Future of Packaging.