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The Big SHFT: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO

  • In our new series with Ford, we meet the genial upcycling innovator who turns trash into profit

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    Tom Szaky is the quintessential eco-entrepreneur. While a freshman at Princeton, Szaky founded a company that recycles garbage into plant fertilizer, then packages it in discarded soda bottles. Fast forward five years, and TerraCycle Plant Food is available in every Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and more than 3000 other locations. Today, TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products ranging from bird feeders and park benches to tote bags and more. Major companies like Kraft and General Mills have taken notice, and are engaging the eco-biz to sponsor their waste streams.

    Watch the vid and learn more from a man who is showing how business can be good for people, good for the environment, and good for profit.


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