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SRO Conversations: Talking Trash with Tom Szaky

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On the 26th episode of SRO Conversations, we talk trash - both literally and figuratively with 30-year old entrepreneur, Tom Szaky, the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc. The company, which started off making compost from worm poop (now only 5% of the company's sales) has not branched out into other forms of trash, recycling 150 different types of waste across 23 countries. "It breaks down to around 40 million people collecting about 1 million pieces of trash every hour that would normally go to landfill," Szaky says.

On this week's episode, we discuss the concept of waste, the lack of competition in waste management, the future of trash, degrowth, population and fundamental issues with "sustainability."

For more conversations, visit: www.summerrayne.net/podcast/

To follow the conversation, look for us @sroakes and you can follow Tom @Terracycle.

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