James Warrington, 2013, Politics
At TerraCycle, my role was to assist the members of the Executive Department in furthering the development of TerraCycle’s business. My work specifically dealt with increasing the environmental and social impact of the company, expanding the global/domestic reach of the TerraCycle business model, and improving the relationship between the employers and employees. I aided in the international expansion of a new rewards program that stresses social and environmental responsibility over monetary compensation, developed waste management portfolios known as Recycling Audits, and selected and screened different insurance companies for the one that could provide TerraCycle employees with the best benefits package for the lowest cost. During my time at TerraCycle, I gained a number of essential business skills such as the ability to conduct meetings and to advise and negotiate with people in different countries. In addition to these skills, I also learned the ins and outs of turning trash into cash. Thanks to my experience at TerraCycle, I now have a better understanding of how for-profit business can fit into the environmental movement and I am intent on pursuing an environmentally-focused career.