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Backpacks Zero Waste Box

Use this box to recycle backpacks and knapsacks.

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Use this box to recycle backpacks and knapsacks.

Small box

£76.49

Medium box

£106.13

Large box

£150.55

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How it works

Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to send your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

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What happens to the waste?

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibres, and plastics. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibres (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

Accepted waste

Please send us your discarded school backpacks, professional backpacks, briefcases, wheeling backpacks, hiking backpacks, messenger bags, and drawstring bags.

Please do NOT...

include unwanted luggage, purses, school supplies, or hiking gear. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled nappies, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurised canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your local council system.

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. paint from paint tubes). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping.

Help make this nationally recyclable

We work with a variety of brand partners to make our recycling solutions available, for free, to people around the world. If you represent an eco-curious company, please visit our Business Development Area.

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To further your zero waste initiatives, you may be interested in some of our other Zero Waste Boxes.