Nat Geo featuring Real Garbage Moguls of NJ: TerraCycle

I have written about TerraCycle before… They are an innovative company that takes “Garbage” like wrappers, juice box containers (like Capri Sun, I could never get those open without making a mess as a kid) and take them and make something new with them without remanufacturing the materials.

This Saturday on the National Geographic channel they are airing a 3 part documentary about the company and some of the creative projects they have embarked on. TerraCycle is led by Princeton University drop-out and self defined “worm poop connoisseur” Tom Szaky, the show follows TerraCycle’s team of young “eco-capitalists” as they brainstorm, argue over, go dumpster diving for, and eventually create new products that help solve America’s waste problem.

I am really looking forward to seeing the creative process on how everyone at TerraCycle comes up with all these cool things. I am going to watch…. I will be sure to write about it to but be sure to tune too.

Here is synopsis of each episode:

Garbage Moguls
Saturday, August 21st
Catch the re-airing of the pilot at 7:00pm, followed by three new episodes!

8:00 – “Pet Project”
Pedigree has challenged the TerraCycle team to create an entire line of pet products made from dog food bags in just two weeks. From leashes and collars to doggie rain hats and octopus toys, the team crashes on developing, creating, testing and then pitching the goods.

9:00 – “Fishy Business”
The TerraCycle team develops the “Garbage Garbage Can” ― a garbage can made from chip wrappers that is less expensive and just as strong as commercial plastic cans ― they pitch to Home Depot. Additionally, they design, create and use fishing lures made from old CDs, then test their product on the open seas.

10:00 – “All-Nighter”
Multitasking at its finest — the TerraCycle team renovates, designs, stocks and opens a storefront for business … in one night! Back at the office, there’s no rest for the weary, as Tom tasks his crew to create an entire line of products, including a suit jacket, made from Target plastic bags!

To collect garbage for Terracycle goto the Terracycle website


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