Nields School in Slaithwaite has raised more than £500 for the school’s charity by collecting and recycling “unrecyclable” items from the community.
The items collected include cheese packaging, toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, Pringles tubes, writing instruments and much more.
Once dropped off at the school, the items are sent to TerraCycle for recycling, the world leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
Sam Peters and Lesa Snook from Wiltshire collect “hard-to-recycle” items which aren’t accepted by the local council and send them to TerraCycle for recycling.
For each item they send, they receive a monetary reward which they can donate to the charity of their choice.
Wycombe resident Jo Sharp has signed up to various recycling programmes, including the Cathedral City Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme, the pladis (the brand behind McVitie’s and Jacob’s) Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme and the Pringles Tubes Recycling Programme, among others, which are offered by TerraCycle.
TerraCycle specialises in providing solutions for hard-to-recycle products, working with a range of partners globally to eliminate the idea of waste. In Scotland alone, the organisation has 355 public drop-off sites across its programmes. Here, Julien Tremblin, general manager of TerraCycle Europe, tells Packaging Scotland about the organisation’s history, greatest achievements to date, and long-term aspirations.
Karen James from Rossington
has collected nearly 20,000 items which are not accepted by Doncaster
Council for recycling.
She has set up a publicly accessible drop-off point at her home on Bond Street, allowing the whole community to send “unrecyclable” packaging and products for recycling.
For each shipment of material she sends to waste firm TerraCycle, Karen receives a monetary reward which she donates to the RSPCA
An Isle of Wight fancy dress and film collectable shop has raised more than £1,500 for local charities including The Footprint Trust by collecting ‘unrecyclable’ waste from the community to be recycled.
Once dropped off at the shop, the waste is recycled by TerraCycle, the world leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.
The people of Selby are being encouraged to recycle their waste at the Refill It store in Market Cross, including air and home care packaging, cheese packaging, bread bags and Baylis and Harding pumps, saving them from landfill and incineration - a programme organised by TerraCycle.
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More than 2,000kg of waste has been collected by volunteers including Amersham resident Kate Lillie who are helping tackle 'unrecyclable' waste.
Products that prove to be a problem for recycling are collected by residents, and sent to TerraCycle as part of a programme to help cut waste.
A woman from Reading has saved five million pieces of waste from landfill and incineration.
Ali Chaney, from Three Miles Cross, has collected Marigold gloves, sweet wrappers and beauty products over nine years which can’t be recycled by the council.
She sends to TerraCycle to be processed and turned into picnic tables, outdoor furniture, and lumber for use in construction.