Any item you purchase in our salon shop or online at, can be fully recycled using TerraCycle.

We recycle with TerraCycle

Starting this Friday, the 13th September, we will be launching our ‘Zero Waste’ initiative in the salon where we will have a Beauty TerraCycle box. Any items that you purchase in the salon or online at you can bring the empty packaging back to the salon and we will ensure that it is fully recycled.

At Tabitha James Kraan we are passionate about our packaging being reused and recycled so we felt compelled to create this same circular cycle with the other products we sell in the salon.Instead of your RMS mascara, Therapi skincare or your Salt of the Earth deodorant being put into the landfill or incinerated, it can now be transformed into innovative new products.

So what is TerraCycle and what do they do?

Beauty products bought in the TJK salon are being recycled with TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an international upcycling and recycling company with a mission to make our waste stream 100% recyclable. They currently collect 300 unique waste streams in the millions of kilograms per week and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products.

The plastic packaging waste, that cannot be upcycled, is recycled into a raw material that can be used in plastic products, including playgrounds, plastic lumber, bike racks, park benches, and even garbage and recycling cans.

Meet the founder Tom Szaky

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky a Princeton University freshman. It began its humble roots producing organic fertilizer from worm ‘poop’ in used soda bottles. Now TerraCycle has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world and donates 2 cents to charity for each waste item it ­recycles, raising $3.2 million so far.

Tom Szaky, founder of TerraCycle

TerraCycle at Home

If you would like to have a ‘Zero Waste’ box at home to put items which are not recycled with your local council then look into having one delivered. We are all trying to make small steps to have less of an impact on our beautiful planet and this is an easier way that you can contribute. With TerraCycle expanding their recycling schemes worldwide in selected countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America, it is becoming more widespread. Things that you would not even think about recycling such as such as chewing gum, art supplies, and even baby food pouches, can be turned into new materials to make new products.