Rubicon Global and TerraCycle are teaming together to offer customers a variety of waste reduction services aimed at advancing zero waste solutions.
This partnership will facilitate a broader spectrum of non-landfill solutions to customers for virtually every waste stream—from the most common recyclables such as mixed recycling and cardboard to stubborn streams such candy wrappers, batteries and cigarette butts. Rubicon and TerraCycle will have access to each other’s customer bases to offer new solutions, fill in the service gaps and develop innovative go-to-market strategies.
“Rubicon Global and TerraCycle share the same passion of advancing the circular economy, to keep materials functioning at their highest utility, preventing would-be waste from reaching landfills,” said Nate Morris, founder and CEO of Rubicon Global, in a statement. “Both companies are focused on evolving the traditional waste industry that is dependent on landfills and leading the way toward a zero waste future.”
TerraCycle develops selective collection systems for the recycling of more than 100 specific hard-to-recycle waste streams currently not handled by traditional recycling channels. Active in 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with mass market companies, brands, municipalities and local organizations to implement recycling programs tailored to these post-consumer products and their packaging. Other offerings include recycling programs for post-industrial waste streams, the sale of unique “storied” plastics and other distinctive waste management and project management services.
Rubicon Global works with its customers to find new efficiencies and cost-savings in its waste streams and to develop new and innovative ways to reduce, re-use and recycle waste.
“To truly achieve zero waste, we believe we must solve the challenge related to hard-to-recycle waste,” said Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle, in a statement. “TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles these difficult waste streams, such as candy wrappers, disposable coffee cups and kids’ toys, instead of incinerating or landfilling them—moving waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in the economy.”