The Babybel® Recycling Programme

Recycle your Babybel® packaging through this programme

Participating locations
379
Available locations
121

How to participate

As part of this programme, you can recycle your Babybel® packaging in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping off your packaging at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up your own public drop-off location
  3. By collecting them at home

For all information on how to join this programme, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Babybel® packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Babybel® packaging.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:

Follow the steps below to apply to set up a public drop-off location:​

  1. Create a TerraCycle account
  2. Find a public place to host your collection (with the prior consent of the person in charge of the place)
  3. Fill out this form to request to join the programme as a public drop-off location administrator

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.

3) Collect at home

If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle account
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page

Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the plastic waste is shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.

Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle points for each kilogram of Babybel packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 500 grams.

For example:

300 grams = 0 TerraCycle points
500 grams = 50 TerraCycle points
3 kilograms = 300 TerraCycle points

Please note that TerraCycle points are credited to the accounts of programme members as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the weight of the parcel. 1 TerraCycle point is worth 1 penny.

Once credited, the points can be redeemed into financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle website.

Resources

LEARN MORE ABOUT BABYBEL®

As the No.1 Cheese snack in the UK, Babybel® is committed to reducing the impact of its packaging on the environment, and we're on it! We are working hard to achieve our commitment to reach 100% of recyclable-ready and/or biodegradable packaging by 2025. In the meantime, we are partnering with TerraCycle® to allow consumers to recycle any elements of Babybel packaging while supporting local charities and schools with donations at the same time

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