Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead®
You can recycle your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in 3 different ways:
To learn more, please take a look at the "How It Works" section further down the page before clicking on the button below.
There are 3 different ways to participate in this programme:
Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.
If there are no public drop-off locations within a 5 mile radius, you can set up your own. Simply follow the steps below:
To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.
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:
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:
Please check out our Accepted Waste Poster below for more details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.