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Proper sorting, repurposing helps company keep material out of landfill

After finding a solution for items like pens, textiles, wrappers and more, ESS DIrect reduced its waste from 50 to five pounds per week
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Suite Success, a subsidiary of ESS Direct, has been working to improve their waste diversion rate through their partnership with TerraCycle Canada.

In addition to properly disposing of their waste through education and proper sorting, they also started regularly using TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Boxes to solve for “odd” items that are not accepted through municipal recycling programs.

After finding a solution for items like pens, textiles, wrappers and more, ESS DIrect reduced their waste from 50lb to 5lbs per week.

Considering that over 10 billion non bio-degradable pens are sent to landfills every year, Zero Waste Boxes provide a solution for businesses like Suite Success faced with the problem of keeping widely used office supplies from getting landfilled, incinerated or contaminating ecosystems as litter.

“The only other option available to us for the items that are not accepted in our local recycling program was to send them to the landfill. But to us, that didn’t seem like an acceptable option – we knew there had to be some other way to repurpose these materials and not leave them sitting in the landfill for hundreds of years. After a bit of research, we learned about TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Boxes,” says Alexandria Simpson, event coordinator at Suite Success.

By placing TerraCycle’s Kitchen Separation and No Separation Zero Waste Boxes in their offices, they’re able to be more proactive in diverting “thousands of pounds of waste from landfill each year”. In fact, they regularly document their progress on social media outlets to inspire other similar business to do the same.

Working together with companies such as Suite Success, TerraCycle aims to eliminate the idea of waste. For more information on TerraCycle, please visit

About Suite Success

At Suite Success, we offer professional meeting and office spaces, keeping both your budget and the environment in mind! Suite Success provides affordable, private and professional office space in a business community atmosphere.

In addition, they can accommodate for part and full-day event room rentals for business meetings, seminars, baby showers bridal showers and more. Their event rooms can fit groups from 6 to 60 people and can be paid for in one-price through their all-inclusive packages.

About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste®. Operating nationally across 21 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated.

In addition, TerraCycle works with leading consumer product companies to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Its new division, Loop, is the first ecommerce shopping system that gives consumers a way to shop for their favorite brands in durable, reusable packing.

TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for sustainability and has donated over $44 million to schools and charities since its founding 15 years ago. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in its recycling programs, please visit