The Weleda® Plastic Recycling Programme

Recycle your Weleda® Soft Touch Plastic Tubes through this programme

Participating locations
Available locations

Recycling in partnership with Weleda®

TerraCycle® has partnered with Weleda® to ensure that Weleda® packaging that is not easily recyclable in the UK via local kerbside, can now be recycled through this programme. TerraCycle® points earned through public drop-off locations supported by Weleda® Wellbeing Advisors will go towards the Whitely Fund for Nature who is supporting the Global Penguin Society conservation charity.

Read our 'how it works' section below to learn more about the three ways you can participate.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy, there are 3 ways to participate:

1) Drop off your Weleda® Soft Touch Plastic Tubes​ at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Weleda® Soft Touch Plastic Tubes during the opening hours.

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.

3) Collect at home

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:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account.
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page.

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 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 your 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.

Have a question? Visit the TerraCycle Help Centre for more information and answers to our frequently asked questions.

What you can recycle in this programme

Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, your Weleda® soft touch plastic tubes ​are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


This programme offers 2 TerraCycle® points per unit sent. One unit is one Weleda® Soft Touch Plastic Tube. There is no minimum weight to receive TerraCycle® points. 

For example:

2 units = 4 TerraCycle® points
50 units = 100 TerraCycle® points
100 units = 200 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 as financial donations to the charity or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle® website.


Natural and organic skincare brand Weleda® was first founded in 1921 and from the very first day sustainability and respect for nature has been at its heart. Whilst all Weleda® packaging is designed to be recycled, some mixed plastic packaging may not be easily recyclable in the UK via local kerbside collection schemes. So Weleda® has partnered with TerraCyle® to ensure that no Weleda® packaging need go to landfill.

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