Going green with TerraCycle's Upcycling Program for Snack Wrappers, Coffee Pods, and Coffee Bags

Crafty's partnership with TerraCycle helps companies achieve higher levels of sustainability by upcycling the packaging waste in their food and beverage program.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing TerraCycle
  2. Crafty's Partnership with TerraCycle
  3. How It Works
  4. Getting Started and Placing Orders

Introducing TerraCycle

Amidst a global waste crisis, TerraCycle has developed convenient solutions for organizations to recycle more of their packaging waste.

While even complex trash is technically recyclable, most materials are not profitable to recycle. As a result, waste piles up in landfills and pollutes our planet while virgin materials are extracted from the earth to create new products.

TerraCycle's mission is to eliminate the idea of waste by helping businesses, government entities, and people everywhere keep trash out of landfills or from incineration.

Crafty's partnership with TerraCycle

Crafty can drive positive food system changes and waste reduction in our own ecosystem by connecting sources of waste with waste users on the Crafty platform.


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Snack wrappers, K-cups, and coffee bags are recyclable; yet municipal recycling cannot process them.  TerraCycle will recycle and convert them into park benches, construction supply, and other materials.

Through this TerraCycle Upcycling Program, Crafty will:
  • Enable Customer collection of individual snack wrappers (flexible plastic packaging), coffee pods, and coffee bags into the Boxes. Boxes cannot include paper based wrappers, food waste, wood, nor cardboard. When Boxes are full, Customer will tape the top opening shut and ship out via UPS. Each box will arrive with a prepaid return shipping label already attached. Everything collected through the Box solution is sorted and processed into raw materials that can be reused instead of sent to landfills.
  • Place orders through TerraCycle, which will ship out 2-3 business days after the order is placed and can take 1-6 business days to arrive.
  • Provide signage educating Customer employees on the TerraCycle Upcycling Program, including instructions on what can and cannot go into the Boxes.

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How It Works

1. Order:  To place orders, please use the order form linked here.  Zero Waste Boxes are then shipped directly to your office upon ordering.

2. Collect:  Fill your box with wrappers, K-cups, and coffee bags.

3. Ship:  Each box has a prepaid shipping label, so that once filled, you can ship them back to TerraCycle for processing.


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We also offer different case and bin options for collecting waste:

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Getting Started and Placing Orders

To get started, please email TerraCycle@craftydelivers.com.

To place orders, please use the order form linked here.

Crafty will provide monthly reporting via email to illustrate the LBs recycled per location.

Have any Qs?  We've got As!  Drop us a note at TerraCycle@craftydelivers.com