As members of the TerraCycle team, we’ve grown used to the zany atmosphere we work in every day. We barely blink at the sculptures made of wine corks or the desks made of record players. But what does our garbage wonderland look like to those on the outside?
Blogger Matt Hickman does a great job of breaking down exactly what we do here at TerraCycle with all of the waste that you send us. We collect post-consumer waste (what’s left over after you’ve used your product) through our Brigade programs, which are typically sponsored by major corporations. We collect everything from tooth brushes to shoes to wine corks. We then either recycle or upcycle these materials into cool new items. Plus, a lot of these Brigade programs come with points-based incentives, like charitable donations to the school, charity, or nonprofit of your choice!
But let’s get to the good stuff: talking about how cool our office is! Hickman visited our Trenton, N.J. office back in 2012 for the first time and loved our trashy decorations. After all, where else are you going to find a conference room surrounded by curtains of plastic soda bottles, or a warehouse that gets a fresh coat of graffiti every year? Since 2012 we’ve added a lot of cool new stuff, but Hickman’s photos definitely give you a sense of our work environment. We don’t just talk the talk; here at TerraCycle we like to get trashy every day!
Here’s the link to the original story: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/a-tour-of-terracycles-tastefully-trash-strewn-headquarters