In his presentations Tom discusses evolution of ideas and lessons learned – and still to be learned – on the long, windy road to creating a sustainable consumer economy.
- Reusable Packaging in The Time of Covid-19
- Eliminating the Idea of Waste
- Circular Economy
- Using Garbage for Good
- 6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact
- How to Add Brand Value, Sustainability to Retail Spaces
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His passion and believe in ‘zero waste’ world inspires and motivates leaders and audiances to think about how they can be involved and contribute to this recycle loop.
Tom Szaky is founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams. TerraCycle operates in 21 countries, working with some of the world’s largest brands, retailers and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration. Through TerraCycle, Tom is creating circular solutions for hundreds of waste streams such as cigarette butts, dirty diapers and used chewing gum that otherwise have no path to be recycled.
TerraCycle operates the largest supply chain for ocean plastic in the world, partnering with companies to integrate this material into their packaging.
In January 2019, TerraCycle, along with 25 top consumer products companies and retailers announced a new circular shopping platform called Loop that will enable consumers to shop for some of their favorite brands in durable, reusable packaging. Launching in May 2019, Loop is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by ‘single use’ consumption.
Tom and TerraCycle have received hundreds of social, environmental and business awards and recognition from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Fortune Magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tom created, produced and starred in TerraCycle’s reality show, “Human Resources” which aired on Pivot from 2014-2016 and is syndicated in more than 20 foreign markets on Amazon and iTunes.
- The Future of Packaging (2019)
- Make Garbage Great (2015)
- Outsmart Waste (2014)
- Revolution in a Bottle (2009)
Presentation Languages: English, Hungarian