Recycling sweet biscuit wrappers for money

This really does take the biscuit – in a good way of course!

Sweet biscuit wrapper recyclingThis is the UK’s First Biscuit Wrapper Recycling Scheme – United Biscuits, the manufacturer of McVitie’s, the UK’s leading biscuit brand, has teamed up with recycling experts TerraCycle UK to launch the McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Brigade. 

This industry first recycling fundraising scheme is open to every biscuit consumer across the UK and a great incentive for consumers to save waste biscuit wrappers from landfill to be recycled in return for raising money for the charity of their choice. The following statistics are really amazing:

Over the last 12 months, 487,000 tonnes of biscuits with a retail value of £2.3 billion were sold in the UK.

TerraCycle have joined together to launch this innovative new scheme that encourages consumers to help end this enormous waste of resources by sending in any brand of used biscuit wrappers to be recycled into everyday products such as watering cans, garden benches and waste bins.

Sussex Green Living are recycling biscuit wrappers for the William Penn Primary School in Coolham.  More information about TerraCycle and the Sussex Greener Living recycling schemes can be found here.

Learn about yogurt pot recycling here and our search for an indoor public location for coffee packaging recycling here.

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