This company turns rubbish into cool products and sells them online

- October 2, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

There is a company called Terracycle that was founded in 2001 by a guy called Tom Szaky (featured image) in New Jersey. It now has a presence in over 24 countries.

Terracycle is one of the fastest growing green companies in the world. The company has won many awards and has a reputation for being a world leader in the art of upcycling and recycling.

The company collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and turns the material into affordable, creative and innovative products.

This journal is partially made from old potato chip package.

Upcycled Journal made from Lays chip packet

Upcycled Journal made from Lays chip packet

This picture frame is made from an old bicycle chain.

This picture frame was once a bike chain.

This picture frame was once a bike chain.

Terracycle also has really cool office spaces that utilise a lot of upcycled waste. Its New Jersey office lobby is full of upcycled furniture and mirrors.


They have room dividers made entirely out of shampoo and soft drink bottles.


One of the boardroom tables is made out of an old bowling alley floor that has been upcycled.


There is also this other meeting room called ‘The Bottle Room’. It uses upcycled doors as desks.


The walls have all been designed by local graffiti artists.


And now, the company is the subject of a new reality show coming soon to Pivot.tv called ‘Human Resources’.

You can watch an extended version of the trailer here. At last a reality show that seems like it will not only entertain but also educate people on a very important topic!

Featured image: Tom Szaky. Source: Zipcar.co.

Article images retrieved from Terracycle.com.