The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme

Recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers through this programme

Participating locations
384
Waste recycled
12,746,260
Money raised
£178,496.18

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®

You can recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in 2 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a public drop-off location

To learn more, 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
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 participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.

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:

  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), keeping in mind you can only have one public drop-off location per account per programme.
  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.


Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) and when you are ready to send a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account.
  2. Print the label out.
  3. Place your waste in a sturdy cardboard box that is no bigger than 60 x 60 x 50cm and a maximum weight of 20kg. 
  4. Attach the label securely to your parcel, and ensure it is easy to read. 
  5. Arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.

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 biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in the box. 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 biscuit, cracker and cake 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 200 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 5 kilograms.

For example:
3 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
5 kilograms = 1000 TerraCycle® points
6 kilograms = 1200 TerraCycle® points

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

​TerraCycle has partnered with pladis, owners of household favourites including McVitie's, Jacob's, Carr's and go ahead! to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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