Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's®, Go Ahead® and Jacob's®
Anyone can sign up for the pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme. Please note: our programme is not designed to accommodate recycling centers.
Due to logistical reasons, at this time we cannot operate the free recycling programmes in the Isle of Man or Channel Islands. The TerraCycle® Operations Team are looking into different logistical solutions to start the free recycling programmes in these locations and we are hoping to have a solution soon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We accept any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers such as digestives, rich tea etc. This includes the likes of Penguin's etc but not chocolate bars like Mars, Snickers etc, or the inside plastic tray as they are made from a different material.
Signing up for the pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme is easy! You will need to provide a valid email address, your name and your postal address. That’s all.
No. Each individual and organisation, including schools or student groups at a school or university, can only have one pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme account. However, more than one collector can benefit a single school or charity. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
Sign into your account on the TerraCycle website,and click the Profile Tab. Simply edit your account information. If you require any further assistance our customer support team will be happy to help you. Please contact them via email at [email protected] or by calling 0800 0470 984.
Every item of waste received by TerraCycle through our Free Recycling Programmes will be recycled into new products.
When we receive your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers we store them at our UK warehouse until we’ve collected a large enough quantity to process the plastic by cleaning and shredding it into small pieces which can be recycled into cool new products like park benches.
You can send your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers back using any envelope or box you have available. The allowed maximum weight per shipment is 25 kg.
Select your envelope or box, place your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers inside, seal it, tape your label to the package and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877, and UPS will collect at your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
No, all shipping is free! All postage costs are paid for by our partners and TerraCycle. The UPS shipping labels we provide are prepaid and ready to use.
Please make sure to create a new label for each shipment you send in. Shipments can only be one parcel or box. If you send multiple boxes with individual labels, they will not be recieved as one shipment.
You can download standard postage labels by following the instructions below:
Sign into your account using your registered user name and password
Click on PROFILE at the top right hand side of the homepage
Click on "SEND US YOUR WASTE"
Underneath the pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme select "GET SHIPPING LABEL"
Select “print” in your file menu and print directly to your printer.
When you want to post a shipment, attach the printed label it securely onto the shipment.We recommend using any old cardboard box – which can be obtained from your local supermarket or home deliveries Then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877, and UPS will collect at your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
Please note, if you don't have immediate access to a printer you can print your labels at a later time as the label is also emailed to you.
TerraCycle collects thousands of units of waste a day – in order to keep track of the waste we count all the shipments received using an average weight. We establish an average weight for each waste stream (biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, writing instruments, TDISCS etc) collected through a Free Recycling Programme and weigh packages when we receive them at our warehouse.
Your account will be credited based on the weight of the package sent in, not individually counted units.
The average unit weight for one unit in the pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme is 2.4g.
Each TerraCycle point can be redeemed for a payment of £0.01 to the UK based charity or school of your choice.
You are able to send up to 25kg of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers per shipment on the downloadable label. The shipment dimensions allowed are 60cm x 60cm x 70cm.
Yes. You can select or change the charity through the TerraCycle website. Simply log into your account at www.terracycle.co.uk and click on PROFILE. Then select the “My Impact” tab through your profile and select “add new charity” to fill out all necessary charity information. Please note: Whichever charity you have listed on your account on April 30th and October 31st will be the beneficiary of the funds earned on your account. You can also call 0800 0470 984 or email our Customer Support Team with the charity name, address, contact person and the registered charity number.
You must redeem your points for a cash donation via your account in order for a cheque to be sent to the charity of your choice. Please note: there is a minimum of 1,000 points or £10 needed for each cash donation. Cash donations are mailed DIRECTLY to the charity, twice a year in June and December. All cash donations requested between 1st May and 31st October will be sent out in December. All cash donations requested between 1st November and 30th April will be sent out in June.
You can redeem your points at any time towards a variety of charitable gifts or a cash donation (cheque) to any UK based non-profit or charitable organisation, including schools.
Please keep in mind that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or £10 worth required for a cash donation. Cash donations are mailed directly to the school or charity, twice a year in June and December.
All cash donations requested between 1st May and 31st October will be sent out in December. All cash donations requested between 1st November and 30th April will be sent out in June.
Please log into your account on the TerraCycle website. Select the “MY ACCOUNT” tab and then “MY RECYCLING PROGRAMMES“ and you will see a grey X to the right of each programme.