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The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme

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

Participating locations
2,506
Waste recycled
9,261,973
Money raised
£158,823.62

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

This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your biscuit, cracker and cake bar wrappers at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here

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Drop-off locations

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

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

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.

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

If you are an existing member of the programme and would like to set up a public drop-off location, simply fill in this fom.


Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location) 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
  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 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 400 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 3 kilograms.

For example:

2 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms = 1200 TerraCycle® points
4 kilograms = 1600 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

​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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