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TerraCycle founder and CEOTom Szaky TerraCycle founder and CEO Tom Szaky, 30, is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc, one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism, recycling and upcycling. In 2006, Inc. Tom emigrated with his family as political refugees from Hungary to Holland and eventually to Toronto. At age 14 he started his first business, a Web design company called Flyte Design. That earlier entrepreneurial success motivated Tom to engage in the start-up of three small, but successful 'dot.com' companies. Tom came to the United States in 2001 when he matriculated as a Princeton University freshman. In 2002, he took a leave of absence to dedicate himself full-time to starting TerraCycle. Today, TerraCycle’s Global Headquarters occupies a 25,000 sq. ft. factory in an Urban Enterprise Zone in Trenton, NJ, where it employs over 20 workers in its labor force and is a second chance employer as part of its pledge to being socially beneficial to the local community. In 2007, TerraCycle began works with major companies to sponsor the collection of post-consumer packaging. Today, over 90,000 organizations have helped collect over 2 billion pre- and post-consumer wrappers, while earning over 3.5 million dollars in donations. In April 2009 Tom released his first book, Revolution in a Bottle, published by Portfolio to critical acclaim. Between 2009 and 2012, TerraCycle expanded run its recycling and upcycling fundraisers into 20 countries around the globe including Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brasil, UK, Ireland, most EU countries, Israel and Turkey.