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Grommet update: TerraCycle

One of the more difficult Grommets to pull off was TerraCycle.  Why?  Everything they make is created from garbage--and that makes the TerraCycle products inventory a bit unpredictable.  We almost cancelled the Grommet feature several times, because we were worried about frustrating people if the products were unavailable.  But in the end, we did it anyway, because it is a great story that needed to be told.


I knew they were about to open a retail store, and I tripped on it in Princeton, New Jersey last night.  (The birthplace of the company.)  The shop was closed but I took some photos to give people a sense of the location.  I look forward to returning when it is open.

It's pretty ironic that this store that sells garbage is near some of the toniest shops in Princeton. This little square is visible from the TerraCycle storefront.

The TerraCycle display window. The shop was closed at the time of my discovery, alas. It's on Palmer Square, across from the Christmas tree.

I stood in front of the TerraCycle shop to watch the tree lighting. It actually took my breath away.

TerraCycle's window displays...garbage, of course.

TerraCycle is right next door to a gorgeous shop, Spruce, that sells botanicals and artfully designed home decor. I saw many items I coveted. This braided twine was one such example.

A wonderful Spruce display. Located at 67 Palmer Square West, Princeton

I am rooting for TerraCycle and its new retail shop.  It's definitely worth a visit.  Next door neighbor Spruce, and a very well curated jewelry store, Dandelion, nearby, make this part of Princeton a pretty dense and eye-pleasing retail experience.

Learn more about how Terracycle creates products from waste here.

Comments

  • Real Deal Road Trip No. 5: Princeton Record Exchange « Jules Pieri Says:

    [...] if you’re in Princeton, I recommend a stop here and, also,  at the new TerraCycle [...]

  • Real Deal Road Trip No. 5: Princeton Record Exchange « Daily Grommet Says:

    [...] if you’re in Princeton, I recommend a stop here and, also,  at the new TerraCycle [...]

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