TerraCycle’s ‘Green Up Shop’ Opens Today


At the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, a pop up shop has taken over the space at 8th Avenue and 41st Street. This once empty retail space is now home to TerraCycle‘s Green Up Shop.

This innovative store will feature TerraCycle’s full line of over 100 products literally made from common waste materials such as chip bags, food wrappers, yogurt cups, glue bottles and writing instruments.

In addition to selling its affordable, fun products made from waste, TerraCycle will use the space to collect over 30 different non-recyclable items, turning the store into the world’s largest upcycling center. Consumers who drop off waste will be given a discount on the products they purchase at the Shop.

Other goods from friends of TerraCycle will also be available for purchase at the Shop. Find furniture, yoga mats, jewelry, fashion and more. There will also be plenty of fun events taking place throughout the Shop’s tenure in the space, including DIY sessions with Etsy and Generation T, lectures, workout sessions and more. Be sure to check the full events listing for details.

The Green Up Shop will run through May and hold hours Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Written by Kelly Rand

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting.

Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.

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