Plastic Packaging Zero Waste Box

Use this box to recycle any flexible or rigid plastic packaging.

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Use this box to recycle any flexible or rigid plastic packaging.

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How it works

Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to send your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

What happens to the waste?

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into the various forms of plastic that make it up. The separated plastics then undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.

Accepted waste

Please send us any type of packaging material such as food containers for infants, non-recyclable baking packing/muffin tins, ingredients packaging (such as packaging for flour, oil bottles and bags, food coloring, sprinkles, pastes, bread, naan, pita bread, bagels, buns). You can also send bubble wraps, padded envelopes, Styrofoam peanuts, air bags, pallet liners and covers, shrink wrap, cushioning, tissue paper packaging, foam sheets, foam planks, spices packaging, cereal bags, coffee bags made out of burlap, fresh seal bags. Any single serving packs (such as for mustard etc.), plastic containers for food or condiments (such as containers for ketchup, hot sauce, cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, honey, syrup, salad dressing etc.), packaging for dried products (such as nuts, dried fruits and vegetables, granola etc.) egg cartons made from cardboard and styrofoam, energy bar wrappers, frozen food bags and packaging, pasta packaging with case and wrapping, frozen pizza packaging with the trays and protective sheaths, gum packaging, non recyclable packaging for instant foods like cup noodles and camping food, plastic bags for storage and shopping, freezer bags, grocery bags, ice bags, trash bags, meat packaging, packaging from meal take out and delivery, drink mix packaging, fruit and vegetable plastic bags, wrappers, ties, rubberbands, packaging for seasonings, and carry out plastic bags.

Please do NOT...

include any food, we kindly ask that you remove all food contents of all food packaging before sending. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled nappies, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurised canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your local council system.

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. paint from paint tubes). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping.

Help make this nationally recyclable

We work with a variety of brand partners to make our recycling solutions available, for free, to people around the world. If you represent an eco-curious company, please visit our Business Development Area.

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To further your zero waste initiatives, you may be interested in some of our other Zero Waste Boxes.