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James Rogers is the sustainability manager at The North Face, where he is responsible for managing and executing the company’s sustainability strategy. He ensures the brand is implementing responsible business practices with a focus on product development, materials selection and manufacturing processes. He also helps guide the sustainable product innovation strategy in order to continue bringing the most innovative, environmentally responsible products to market. Rogers has a B.S. in Management Science from UC San Diego and an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School.


Prior to founding the society-wide standardized label initiative Recycle Across America in 2010, Mitch Hedlund had over 20 years experience in marketing, communications and branding, serving Fortune 500 companies as well as small to mid-sized companies. In fact, she has relied heavily on those communications and branding disciplines while she developed the society-wide standardized labeling system.

Mitch has proven to be an effective entrepreneur and businessperson by being able to cut through confusion to identify practical opportunities that improve economics, efficacy and participation. She has done this while employed with Dayton-Hudson Department Stores, Fingerhut Companies and when serving her marketing clients for 11 years.

She is a frequent contributor to articles on the subject of recycling and the environment, including Forbes, NY Times and industry publications. Mitch is an ongoing speaker at U.S. conferences and business seminars that have a focus on sustainability and recycling. Additionally, she has been invited to speak internationally and was recently a keynote speaker at the European Union’s Environmental Summit in Brussels.



Tiffany Threadgould is an eco-lifestyle expert who spreads recycling inspiration with easy do-it-yourself solutions. Tiffany began with an MFA in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, and now hones her upcycling know how as the Chief Design Junkie at the mega recycling company TerraCycle. Her own company Tiffany Threadgould has been featured on CNN, Every Day with Rachael Ray, the New York Times, and countless magazines and blogs.

Tiffany's philosophy on upcycling prompted the New York Times and Make magazine to deem her "the Martha Stewart of Garbage." She has given lectures at the American Folk Art Museum, Industrial Design Society of America and Maker Faire NYC, as well as appeared on the National Geographic tv series Garbage Moguls. She can be booked for speaking engagements and tv appearances. 


On February 27th, we conducted webinar with TerraCycle Chief Design Junkie, Tiffany Threadgould. In this hour long webinar we discussed her favorite projects, the design process, the design team, and so much more. Enjoy!

Tiffany Threadgould is a design junkie who gives scrap materials a second life. She's the founder of RePlayGround (, where you can find ReMake It recycling kits and oodles of DIY projects. She's also the head of design at TerraCycle ( 

Her recycled crafts have been featured in the New York Times, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and Time Out New York. She has appeared on CNN and on the National Geographic 4-part special, Garbage Moguls.( And now you can get a full dose of her upcycled crafts that you can create yourself in the book ReMake It! Tiffany thinks that garbage has feelings too and sometimes can be found talking to her pile of junk at her design studio in Brooklyn, NY.

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February 11, 2015  


On January 30th 2015 Tom Szaky did an online webinar and allowed fans, TerraCycle Brigade members, and all who came the opportunity to ask him anything.Tom did not turn any questions away but instead eagerly sought the tough questions. Enjoy the full rebroadcast!



Sophie Uliano is an Internationally renowned Green and Healthy Living expert. She is the author of New York Times best-selling, book, Gorgeously Green. She has written 2 other books, on food/wellness and Natural DIY’s (The Gorgeously Green Diet, and Do it Gorgeously). Sophie’s education began in the UK where she studied clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, which led to her interest in healthy eating, and making her own health and beauty products. Sophie is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, and a Certified Yoga teacher. She has appeared on numerous Television shows, including Oprah, Good Morning America, The View, The Early Show, and Access Hollywood. Go to to learn more about what Sophie is up to and download her newest FREE ebook.


This is the 17th Episode from Talking Trash with TerraCycle in which Albe Zakes interviewed Tamara Jercha, Founder of NAEFSS. The National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas (NAEFSS) is the first association in the United States designed to build a community of environmentally friendly, socially responsible salon and spa owners.

Its purpose is to be the source of information, presented in an organized format to assist those who are concerned about the impact their salon or spa has on the environment. The NAEFSS Sustainability Guides & Certifications provide standards for build-out, operations and maintenance for eco-friendly salons and spa.
Talking Trash with TerraCycle Episode 16: Givily

Talking Trash with TerraCycle Episdoe 16: Givily This is the 16h Episode from Talking Trash with TerraCycle in which Albe Zakes interviewd Amy Kauffman, CEO of Givily. Givily is an online platform that makes it easier corporations to manage their chariable giving. To get more info go to
January 13, 2014  

Talking Trash with TerraCycle Episode 15: Redship

This is the 15th Episode from Talking Trash with TerraCycle in which Albe Zakes interviwed Michael Merritt, Co-Founder of Redship. REDSHIP.COM has created “21st Century CARE Packages” uniquely designed for a college student, boarding school student, summer camper, and anyone you want to make smile. Our care packages have a universal appeal making it easy to send for a variety of reasons to a variety of recipients..

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In the 14th Episode of Talking Trash with TerraCycle Albe Zakes interviwed Liz Brenna, CEO (Chick Executive Optimist) of Socially Good Business. Socially Good Business is a social enterprise and Certified B Corp that partners with companies as an advanced SEID: Societal and Environmental Integrity Development Agency. Visit today!


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