Since 2001, TerraCycle founder Tom Szaky has been working hard to eliminate the idea of “waste.” The idea behind the company is to figure out how to repurpose waste, especially hard to recycle waste. They have literally repurposed billions of pieces of waste through innovative programs and partnering with conscientious companies, organizations and individuals. In their own words, “TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.” Read More
With so much waste and landfill being created by construction and remodeling, it’s great to see some eco-friendly re-use in building materials. A company called Southern Wood Floors “harvests buildings, not trees.” This immediately conjured a War of the Worlds-esque image of a giant alien robot snatching up innocent structures, but I don’t think that was their intention.