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EllaCycle

Recycle your baby food pouches and snack packets

Participating locations
891
Waste recycled
4,141,347
Money raised
£74,411.56

Recycle in partnership with Ella’s Kitchen®

TerraCycle and Ella's Kitchen® have partnered to create EllaCycle, a free recycling programme for any brand of baby food pouches and Ella’s Kitchen’s snack wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants. 

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

There are 2 different ways to become an EllaCycler:

1) Drop off your baby food pouches at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your baby food pouches and snack wrappers – all brands are accepted.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

2) Set up a public drop-off location and champion the EllaCycle programme in your community

Please note this only applies to members participating in the recycling programme.

If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 miles radius, you can set up your own in a convenient location where you have the authorisation to do so. 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
  3. Fill out this form to finalise your request

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

To request your EllaCycle collection box, tick the box in the form. Once the public drop-off point has been set up, the location will appear on the map


Once you are a member of the programme and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm in size. 
  4. ​Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.

What you can recycle in this programme

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

Best practices for collecting

Make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all baby food pouches and snack wrappers in a box, including the lids. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the baby food pouches and snack wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 2 TerraCycle® points per baby food pouch / snack wrapper sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 7 kilograms.

For example:

5 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
7 kilograms = 1,555 TerraCycle® points
10 kilograms = 2,222 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators and private collectors 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

Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment, just click here.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ELLA'S KITCHEN®

 

Ella's Kitchen® is proud of their partnership with TerraCycle® and is committed to making a difference. As a company that strives to be the best truly global consumer products company, Ella's Kitchen® is committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and for the world around us. 

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