Porter's is pleased to continue its partnership with TerraCycle, a company that collects and upcycles trash into new products. As a TerraCycle partner school, Porter's collects specified trash items, such as energy bar wrappers, chip bags, and juice pouches, to donate to TerraCycle, who upcycles the trash into useable items. Porter's participation in the program is spearheaded by the school's Earth Club, led by co-heads Kelsey Perkins '13 and Abbie Gantner '13 along with faculty advisor Ellie Lindenmayer.
Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world. TerraCycle creates national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste, with the goal of eliminating the idea of waste by creating collection and solution systems for anything that currently is sent to a landfill.