2016
Emerging Leaders
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Tom Szaky

TerraCycle

A perfect example of one man’s trash being another man’s treasure, TerraCycle’s unique participation model offers an easy, free way to get involved. So far, 32 million people around the world have collectively diverted 2.5 billion units of waste from landfill while earning $5.7-million dollars for schools and non-profits through this organization. Tom has steadfastly committed to recycle everything that comes into TerraCycle’s warehouse – it is the only organization actively collecting and recycling cigarette waste and, the Zero Waste Box remains the only Canada-wide recycling solution for K-Cups and has diverted nearly one million coffee capsules from landfill in Canada alone. Tom ensures that TerraCycle walks the talk by furnishing all 21 global offices with upcycled materials.