Tom's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Bon Voyagers

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Trenton, NJ

  • AIRED ON:

    Indie: The Bon Voyagers

TOM SZAKY

Co-Founder
Terracycle

“The challenging part is in the beginning; it's a leap of faith.”

INTERESTS:

Environment & Nature

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Confidence Education Failure Family Fear

TAGS:

Canada, garbage, gardening, Hungry, plants, recycling, refugees

BIOGRAPHY:

Never one to stay on the beaten path, Tom immigrated to America as a refugee from Hungary. He began his first company at the age of 14, and established himself as a force worth noticing by being named "The #1 CEO Under Thirty" by Inc. Magazine. His inspiration for TerraCycle began on a road-trip when he saw friends struggling to find a useful kind of fertilizer. TerraCycle uses worms in order to make fertilizer; they use recycled soda-pop bottles as their packaging, and continue to strive to be a green company.

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