This week, we've got Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a company breathing new life into waste.
The TerraCycle Story is a tale of ultimate Eco-Capitalism. The company's flagship product, TerraCycle Plant Food™, is an all-natural, all-organic, 'goof-proof' liquid plant food made from waste (worm poop) and packaged in waste (reused soda bottles)!
It all started in 2001 when two Princeton University students set out to change the way people do business. Inspired by a box of worms, these students had a dream: a company could be financially successful while being ecologically and socially responsible.
Today, TerraCycle takes what others call trash, upcycles them, and turns them into brand-spanking new products. Who thought you could make a hot little tote bag from Capri Sun juice packs?
What questions do you have for this eco-capitalist? You've got a week to ask and vote on which questions he'll answer!
Things to remember:
- Make sure to write only 1 question per post (but feel free to ask as many questions as you like)
- Check back to vote on the questions you'd most like to have answered by Tom (use the "Rate Post" thumb up to vote)
On Monday of next week, we'll send the best 10 over to Tom and post his answers ASAP. Then, you'll have the chance to talk with him in the forums with follow-ups.
Check out the Interview Guidelines for a bit more help if you need it. Good luck - may the best questions win!