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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
2,975
Waste recycled
7,079,277
Money raised
£139,714.70

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

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.

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

2) Set up a public drop-off location

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

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, 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.

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.

Useful information for the collection of the waste

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

Earn points for the waste you recycle

TerraCycle® points are credited to the account of the collector as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the total weight of the shipment. 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.

Here is the reward this programme offers:

For example:

2 kilograms of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers  = 0 TerraCycle® points

3 kilograms of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers = 1200 TerraCycle® points

4 kilograms of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers = 1600 TerraCycle® points

Please be aware, the weight of the cardboard box is not taken into account. TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.

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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