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Tom Szaky

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Episode Four - Circularity talk with Tom Szaky, Founder/CEO of TerraCycle - Part 2

The Redesign of Everything

Tom returns to talk about the importance of government change. He speaks of new legislation being introduced in countries that’s shifting the way businesses need to think and operate. Why trying to convince companies to do the right thing based on the what you believe isn't always the best way of working.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-redesign-of-everything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Mar 2021

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Episode Three -Circularity talks with Tom Szaky, Founder/CEO of TerraCycle - Part 1

The Redesign of Everything

Meet Tom Szaky. Founder/CEO of global brand TerraCycle, a leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, which have included anything from shampoo bottles, to chewing gum and even dirty nappies. Tom shares his thoughts on how he got there, what he’s doing now, and what New Zealand could consider. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-redesign-of-everything. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Mar 2021

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16 Feb 2021

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Mentor Series EP02 - Tom Szaky: Terracycle | Revolutionizing Waste

Game Changers

Welcome our next mentor, @Tom_Szaky is the founder and CEO of @Terracycle and @Loopstore_us. TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by @Tom_Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 80 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.Tom shares his personal entrepreneurship journey from being a Princeton dropout and starting a wormpoop company to building one of the largest waste management organizations in the world. Join us on this educational episode as we learn the impacts of waste management and how we can do it better as a community and as individuals.


27 Jan 2021

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Book Review: The Future of Packaging by Tom Szaky

EnvironMental with Dandelion

Let's start with the basics: do we recommend this book? That's a big YES! It's not really a book for beginners, and we certainly felt like last month's focus on recycling gave us the language and knowledge to talk about packaging issues. The Future of Packaging offers a different way to look at the issues around the packaging industry and the importance of working within the current recycling infrastructure. Packaging, recycling, and circular thinking all go hand in hand - if we want our circular system to work better, we need to put time and energy into improving our systems of production and waste management. This book offers some great, realistic solutions to the packaging waste problems our planet is experiencing. Who should read this? - Any brand that is focused on making sustainable packaging choices - Any person dedicated to sustainability efforts - Sustainable Problem Solvers - Anyone that wants to know where we came from and where we are going in the packaging industry


13 Jan 2021

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Ep. 15 - Tom Szaky, Founder + CEO at TerraCycle

RetailOasis' Retail Wrap-Up

In this episode we talk to Tom Szaky. Tom is the CEO of the social enterprise TerraCycle. TerraCycle (the parent company of Loop) has partnered with some of the world's largest retailers like Carrefour (France), Tesco (UK), Kroger (US), Walgreens (US), and soon Woolworths in Australia. They are on a mission to reduce waste and recycle the unrecyclable. In this discussion today we talk about: The philosophy behind TerraCycle and it's creation of Loop;The shift in consumer behaviour towards being more sustainable and making more thoughtful decisions; The key driver within businesses to shift to being more responsible (hint: it's not what you think!);The future of recycling within retail and beyond;and, much more. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did recording it. 


15 Sep 2020

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What is Sustainable Packaging Design? w/ Tom Szaky | Ep. 5

Package Design Unboxd - with Evelio Mattos

Everyone talks about sustainable packaging, but what exactly is it? Well, that depends, and our guest Tom Szaky agrees as sustainability depends on many factors.   In this episode we discuss what is sustainability, the business of recycling, and most importantly what designers need to know in order to design sustainable packaging. Tom Szaky is globally recognized for his eco-entrepreneurial successes that allowed some of the world's largest brands to partner with him to reduce packaging waste.   If you've ever considered sustainable packaging design, this is the place to start. He'll layout the exact materials you need to work with, minimum sizes, and what questions designers need to ask. I try to pack in as many questions as I can in the brief time with Tom and if you're interested it's also available on YouTube.   To learn more about Tom Szaky here are the links:  https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/ https://loopstore.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomszaky/ And connect with me, Evelio Mattos  https://www.linkedin.com/in/eveliomattos/


20 May 2020

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Talking Sustainable Capitalism and Circular Economy with Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle

Purpose, Inc.

On this episode of Purpose, Inc, host Michael Young welcomes Tom Szaky to discuss sustainable capitalism, circular economy and the future of packaging. Tom is the Founder and CEO of Terracycle, a business devoted to eliminating the idea of waste through recycling - including traditionally difficult items to recycle. Tom has written extensively about recycling, re-commerce and the reducing waste from consumer goods packaging. Tom discusses the need for new approaches to capitalism, why consumer values and decisions about recycling and sustainability don’t always align. Tom shares about the circular economy, and the business model for Loop, and the power of nature being demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Follow us on Twitter: @mby Check out our website: www.actual.agency


12 May 2020

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Episode 65 - Tom Szaky / Loop

Talking Trash: A Green Tips Podcast

Episode 65 features Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, parent company of Loop 


21 Apr 2020

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The end of trash with Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle and Loop

masters of good

Tom Szaky is the founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a social enterprise specialized in recycling hard-to-recycle materials, tackling waste management from any different angles. Additionally, Tom recently launched a global circular shopping platform called Loop where people can buy products from major consumer brands like Haagen-Dazs ice cream or Dove shampoo in reusable containers. We talked about the impact of COVID-19 on the garbage crisis, the business of recycling - how it works and what drives it, the future of circular economy, the power of consumers and how we can positively influence governments to pass regulations, and much more. Resources: Terracycle website: https://www.terracycle.com/en-USLoop website: https://loopstore.com/National Geographic "the end of trash": https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/03/editor-can-circular-economy-help-reduce-waste/More about masters of good: Our website: https://www.mastersofgood.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mastersofgood/


31 Mar 2020