Solving Waste: A Chat With TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky


Since 2001, TerraCycle CEO, Tom Szaky, has been on a mission to help eliminate the idea of waste by making quality fertilizer from food waste. Featured as Inc. Magazines’s #1 CEO in America under 30 years old as part of their coveted 30 under 30 Awards, Tom has revolutionized an industry, working with major retailers such as Walmart, Staples, Office Depot and Home Depot, by diverting millions of pounds of valuable resources from landfills all over the world.

Today, TerraCycle is one of the most influential recycling and waste management companies. We chatted with Tom about the importance of critical feedback, finding innovation from worm poop and used soda bottles, and creating businesses opportunities that make the world a better place.

What’s the best advice you have received as a CEO?

What are some of the biggest challenges you have experienced as a CEO?

What are the non-financial assets in your life that you credit to your success as a CEO?

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