"Every minute one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. This has to stop." 

                                                                   - World Economic Forum

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The TerraCycle Global Foundation was formed in 2018 with a seed grant from the PepsiCo Foundation. In 2019, the Foundation was recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 Public Charity with headquarters in New Jersey. 

Our mission is to address the complex challenges of collecting and recycling waste in emerging countries and communities. The TerraCycle Global Foundation engages with local communities in emerging regions to offer collection and recycling platforms for waste, with a special emphasis on preventing plastic pollution from entering our aquatic systems.

Our inaugural platform in Thailand collects plastics from rivers and canals before it ends in our oceans by leveraging a fleet of locally constructed and serviced river clean up systems. These efforts directly engage with local governments and nonprofit partners as well as corporate partners who help us create demand for “river plastics.” We are currently developing plans for inland programs as well to help equip, educate and protect waste pickers and their families.

THE GLOBAL WASTE CRISIS

In some developing nations, large populations and rapid urbanization have overwhelmed the local waste management infrastructure. Low waste collection rates and high littering trends produce substantial pollution both in the surrounding land and marine environments.

 

LOW WASTE COLLECTION INCREASES RATES OF PLASTIC POLLUTION LEAKING INTO OUR OCEANS

LOW WASTE COLLECTION INCREASES RATES OF INFORMAL WASTE PICKING

 
The TerraCycle Global Foundation forms dedicated charitable organizations in most countries where it establishes operations. Through those entities, it cooperates with social, environmental and educational organizations to enhance recycling efforts and care of waste pickers.
 
Our approach addresses the multiple factors that contribute to the increasing rates of plastics pollution in these regions. 

OUR SOLUTION

PARTNER WITH US:

Organizations and companies interested in partnering with the TerraCycle Global Foundation can support our efforts to reduce plastic pollution in two critical areas. 

Organizations can support our waterway clean up and collection efforts.

Companies can purchase our collected and recycled materials.

Individuals, family offices, private foundations

and public charities can contribute to the

TerraCycle Global Foundation.

To make a charitable contribution to this initiative please contact 

 contributions@terracyclefoundation.org

 

THAILAND RIVER PLASTIC COLLECTION

After its founding in 2018, the TerraCycle Global Foundation formed the TerraCycle Thai Foundation, to work with the Thai community to address the issues of plastic pollution in the region with a focus on capturing marine debris from polluted waterways before it flows into oceans, supporting local waste workers, finding recycling and market solutions for the collected materials, researching regional waste trends and educating the public with data collected on best practices to reduce plastic pollution in the region. 
In 2019, the TerraCycle Global Foundation partnered with the Blue Carbon Society, a local Thai environmental group, to support the Thai government to install marine debris capture devices, the “River Trap” in the tributaries of the Tha Chin River located in Samut Sakhon. The River Trap, developed with the generous support of the PepsiCo Foundation and with expertise contributed by TerraCycle, Inc. has numerous advantages that make it well adapted to these particular waterways. 

in capturing various types of floating debris found in most waterways.

since the device will be locally constructed it can be adjusted as needed.

and requires minimal maintenance to promote long term maintenance by local community.

and adjusts with variable water levels and tides as weather changes. This also allows aquatic life to pass safely underneath.

and can be easily transported to avoid interference with residential/commercial boat traffic.

To make a charitable contribution to this initiative please contact 

 contributions@terracyclefoundation.org

TERRACYCLE, INC. BACKGROUND

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TerraCycle, Inc., the world leader in the collection and recycling of traditionally non-recyclable materials,  established the TerraCycle Global Foundation in 2018 with generous funding from the PepsiCo Foundation to address the issues of plastic pollution in developing regions. 

 

TERRACYCLE GLOBAL FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

SUPPORT US

Donate now to help us reduce plastic pollution and empower local workers around the globe! Funding will help us develop marine trash capture devices and provide resources and equipment to local waste workers.

To make a charitable contribution please contact 

 contributions@terracyclefoundation.org or click on the link below.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or want to become a partner,
advisor, or supporter please feel free to contact us at:
info@terracyclefoundation.org
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