…one man's contribution to the Weeeeerly Wild World
I was just tucking into a multi-pack of McVitie’s Biscuits when I noticed a logo/symbol for Terracycle (www.terracycle.co.uk / www.terracycle.ie / www.terracycle.com / www.terracycle.ca), so I checked it out.
It turns out that Terracycle operate a recycling scheme for a variety of things that aren’t widely recycled through local recycling services, biscuit wrappers being one of them, which is handy because the crinkly wrapping usually ends up in the bin (which is why I generally avoid buying biscuits… I lapsed this month, but now I can redeem myself.)
Basically, anyone can set up a collection point for things of their choosing and potentially earn rewards, for charity it seems. You can use Terracycle’s website to find someone near you that accepts these things. In addition to biscuit wrappers I’ve found places that accept certain Tassimo and Kenco coffee packaging, anti-perspriant aerosols, and a little further afield, writing equipment.
It’s not clear how much money (for charity) you can make from the different things, and some things you have to collect a minimum amount, like the pens: 1,500. I’ll stop putting them in the bin and save them instead.