The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has qualified the $25 million Regulation A offering for TerraCycle US Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of TerraCycle, Inc. The qualification allows the general public to invest in the recycling company.
The company hopes to use the funds gained through the offering to acquire similar companies and increase its staff. TerraCycle US Inc. works with third-party facilities to convert unique waste streams such as coffee capsules, cigarette butts and writing utensils into raw materials that can then be sold.
“Our mission at TerraCycle is to eliminate waste, recycle the unrecyclable and use our innovative business solutions to minimize human impact on the planet,” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky in a statement. “During the course of our 15-year history, we’ve inspired a passionate following and have been asked by those who support our mission how they can invest in the company. With the recent qualification by the SEC, now any category of investor can invest in our U.S. operating company, and I’m pleased to be in a position to invite the public to participate in our future.”
Regulation A funding is a byproduct of the JOBS Act, which was signed in 2012. The current form of Regulation A has been in place since 2015, and it allows entrepreneurs to crowdfund, expanding their possibilities for fundraising.