Founder and CEO
Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, an international leader in the collection and repurposing of difficult-to-recycle post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes billions of pieces of waste, creating millions of dollars of donations for schools and charities in the process. Many of the world’s largest consumer products companies contract with TerraCycle to collect and recycle the products and packaging they produce. Through TerraCycle, Tom has pioneered a process, involving manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, to create circular solutions for waste that otherwise would go to landfill or be incinerated.
Tom is the author of three books, “Revolution in a Bottle” (2009, Portfolio) and “Outsmart Waste” (2014, Berrett-Koehler) and the upcoming “Make Garbage Great” (July 2015, HarperCollins). Tom created, produced and stars in a TerraCycle focused TV show, “Human Resources” currently airing on Pivot TV. Tom and TerraCycle have received over 100 social, environmental and business awards from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum and the Environmental Protection Agency.