Recycle all pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags through this programme
TerraCycle®, Whiskas® and James Wellbeloved® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags.
The programme operates through a network of private and public drop-off locations throughout the UK. As an individual, company, charity or school, you can either drop off your pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags at an existing public drop-off location or either set up a public drop-off location by creating an account, clicking on "join programme for free" and finally by filling out this form. You will then to able to collect the pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags to send them to TerraCycle® for recycling. The pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags collection then entitles you to points that can be redeemed into financial donations to the school or charity of your choice.
This programme is currently full for members who want to collect privately. To recycle your pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags, we offer you two solutions: you can either drop them at an existing public drop-off location or apply to set up a public drop-off location at your home or in a public place by joining the programme and by filling out this form. Please note that you have more chances to be selected to open a public drop-off location if you live in Scotland, Wales, Newcastle and in the area of Peterborough and Lincoln.
Participating is completely free and very easy.
As soon as you are a member of the programme and when you want to post a shipment, download a free UPS label from your account, attach it to your shipment and then simply order a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book a collection online here. UPS will then collect from your location. You can also drop-off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please only send accepted packaging (see accepted waste above).
Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) from the packaging, and please rinse the wet food pouches thoroughly and let them dry before placing them in a box. Please note that soaked or wet shipping boxes might be refused by our carrier.
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 aggregated plastic pet food packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. Food residue is composted. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.
Click here to learn more about the recycling process.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of £0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.
500 grams = approximately 27 pieces of plastic pet food packaging
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