The Babybel® Recycling Programme

Recycle your Babybel® packaging through this programme

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Available locations
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How to participate

As part of this programme, you can recycle your Babybel® packaging in different ways:

  1. By dropping off your packaging at a public drop-off location

  2. By setting up your own public drop-off location

  3. By collecting them at home

To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page before clicking on the button below.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public drop-off location

This map is constantly being updated

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

How it works

There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Babybel® packaging at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Babybel® packaging.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, 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)
  3. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page
  4. 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 post a parcel, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free postage label from your account.

  2. Print your label out.

  3. Attach your label to your parcel. Please make sure you use a sturdy cardboard box which is no larger than 60x60x50cm. 

  4. Drop it off at your local post office or post box.

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, the plastic waste is 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.

Rewards

This programme offers 100 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of Babybel® packaging sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 1 kilogram.

For example:

500 grams = 0 TerraCycle® points
1 kilogram = 100 TerraCycle® points
3 kilograms = 300 TerraCycle® points

Please note that TerraCycle® points are credited to the accounts of public drop-off location administrators only 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 cent.

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.

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A WORD FROM BABYBEL®

As a major player in cheese snack in Ireland, Babybel is committed to reducing the impact of its packaging on the environment, and we're on it! We are working hard to achieve our commitment to reach 100% of recyclable-ready and/or biodegradable packaging by 2025. In the meantime, we are partnering with TerraCycle® to allow consumers to recycle any elements of Babybel packaging while supporting local charities and schools with donations at the same time.

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