The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead®

Participating locations
104
Waste recycled
57,662
Money raised
€1,023.55

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead®

You can recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in 3 different ways:

  1. By dropping them off at a public drop-off location
  2. By setting up a 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

View 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  biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.

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. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page
  4. Fill out this fom 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.

Useful information for the collection of the waste

Make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all biscuit, cracker and cake wappers wrappers in the box. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to this waste

Once collected, the biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

This programme offers 200 TerraCycle® points for each kilogram of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers sent. However, the points will only be awarded if the parcel reaches the minimum weight of 5 kilograms.

For example:
3 kilograms = 0 TerraCycle® points
5 kilograms = 1000 TerraCycle® points
6 kilograms = 1200 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 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.

 

Resources

Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.
 

TerraCycle® has partnered with pladis, owners of household favourites including McVitie's, Carr's and go ahead! to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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