In partnership with the "Ring Recycle" initiative
There are 3 ways to participate in The Ring Carrier Recycling Programme:
Drop off your ring carriers at your nearest public drop-off location
Set up a public drop-off location
Become a private collector
Before clicking on the "Join programme for free" button, please take a look at the "How It Works" section below.
There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your ring carriers.
To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.
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:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
If there are no public drop-off locations near you and you are not able to set one up yourself, you can become a private collector. Simply follow the steps below:
Once you are a member of the programme (by setting up a public drop-off location or becoming a private collector) and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:
Once collected, the ring carriers are shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
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 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:
50 grams of ring carriers = 0 TerraCycle® points
100 grams of ring carriers = 10 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram of ring carriers = 100 TerraCycle® points
Please be aware, the weight of the cardboard box is not taken into account. TerraCycle® recommends public drop-off location administrators and private collectors to send more than the minimum weight to ensure points are awarded.
Every year, plastic and other items escape waste collection infrastructure and end up in landfills and our environment. We are working to put an end to this enormous waste and loss of valuable resources.
To learn more about the "Ring Recycle" initiative*, click here.