Wrappers to Riches

Turn your wrappers into riches by collecting as many biscuit wrappers as possible

In total 298,624 biscuit wrappers were collected during the 2016 Wrappers to Riches Contest. TerraCycle and McVitie's would like to thank all the collectors who participated for their amazing achievement. 


Both private collectors and public locations on the McVitie's Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Programme could participate in the collection contest for a chance to win amazing prizes, which they could donate to the charity of their choice.



To take part in the Wrappers to Riches Contest participants simply had to send in as many shipments of biscuit wrappers as possible between 4th April and 3rd July 2016. The top 20 collectors shared a total of £500 in prizes.


The twenty winners shared a total of 50,000 charity points.    


Let your community know that you are participating in the contest by putting up the Wrappers to Riches poster next to your public location collection point. One man’s wrappers are another man’s riches. 


  1. Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg y Castell (Caerphilly)
  2. Strand Palace Hotel (London)
  3. Women’s Aid (Grimsby)
  4. Sue Wellfare (North Lancing)
  5. Ellie's Fund - Brain Tumour Trust (Scarborough)
  6. Vicky Seviour-Crockett (Maghera)
  7. Norfolk Hospice (Kings Lynn)
  8. Lesley Rowland (Northamptonshire)
  9. Wooler First School (Wooler)
  10. Parc Eglos School (Helston)
  11. Chalford Hill Primary School (Stroud)
  12. Steps n Stetsons (Reading) 
  13. Andrea Davies (llandudno junction)
  14. Janet Blackburn (Sheffield)
  15. Q-Hotels (Ashford)
  16. Sara Gower (Westgate on Sea)
  17. James Hindson (Oswestry)
  18. Q-hotels (Crewe)
  19. Thingwall Primary School (Wirral)
  20. Adam Dickinson (Maidenhead)

*The leaderboard was updated on July 12th, 2016. 

For more information about the contest please see the terms and conditions