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Waste Hierarchy: How an iPad Gets Recycled

Complete video at: Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of Terracycle, describes the recycling process for electronic devices. "Each type of waste stream has what we call a waste hierarchy," says Szaky. He explains that while many electronics are refurbished, broken products must be shredded and separated in order to recycle parts. ----- RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY Taking out GE's Trash Film and conversation between: Tom Szaky, Chief Executive Officer, TerraCycle, Inc Jeff Fulgham, Chief Sales, Service, Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Banyan Water Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange, examines some of today's most pressing problems through the lens of global citizenship, recognizing that human ingenuity is an unlimited resource. Guided by NPR's Ira Flatow, an intimate group of some of the world's best thinkers and doers convened along the rugged Palos Verdes coastline on Oct 23-26, 2011 at Terranea Resort to engage in meaningful conversation, ask questions, and challenge ideas -- we invite you to join in the conversation. Tom Szaky, 29, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world's foremost leaders in eco-capitalism, recycling and upcycling. In 2006, Inc. Magazine named TerraCycle, "The Coolest Little Start-Up in America." That same year Tom was named the "#1 CEO in America Under 30". Tom is the author of Revolution in a Bottle (Penguin, 2009) and has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today how and many more. Today TerraCycle runs free recycling fundraisers in 15 countries on 5 continents and has collected and repurposed over 2 billion pieces of waste.
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