Our Recycling Solution for Disposable Gloves, sponsored by Spontex®

Our Recycling Solution for Disposable Gloves, sponsored by Spontex®

When we launch a new programme with a brand we often get asked what happens with the waste stream we collect, so this month we thought it would be good to shine a spotlight on one of our newest recycling programmes in the UK. Last month TerraCycle® and Spontex® launched a new scheme to recycle [...]

What is a Zero Waste Box and how is it different to the Free Recycling Programmes?

What is a Zero Waste Box and how is it different to the Free Recycling Programmes?

At TerraCycle we offer two main recycling solutions for people and companies based in the UK; Free Recycling Programmes and Zero Waste Boxes. Which recycling solution is best for me? What are the differences between them? Recycling can be confusing so we’ve written a short blog article to give you the key information to help [...]

The Science Behind Our Recycling Solutions: An Interview With Ernie Simpson

The Science Behind Our Recycling Solutions: An Interview With Ernie Simpson

On a trip to the Trenton Office, we spoke with Ernie Simpson, Global Vice President of Research and Development, to find out more about the science behind our recycling solutions. You may recognise him from the 'What happens to the waste' section on our recycling programme pages! In this blog article, Ernie explains his area of [...]

COLLECTOR HIGHLIGHT: GEORGE THOMSON’S CHARITY RECYCLING MK

COLLECTOR HIGHLIGHT: GEORGE THOMSON’S CHARITY RECYCLING MK

The Collector Highlight section shines a light on the TerraCycle collectors who want to share details of their initiatives, the charity they collect for and share some useful tips for other collectors. George Thomson has been co-ordinating collection efforts across Milton Keynes since 2013 and has to date collected 1,042,460 T-Discs, 25,974 biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers and 4,346 air and home care products / packaging, raising £13,000 since he began collecting and recycling with us!

How Countries Around the World are Reducing their Plastic Consumption

How Countries Around the World are Reducing their Plastic Consumption

Today we are focusing on the second of the five Rs - reduce! Reduce can be understood in a lot of different ways, for example: You can reduce by letting go of things you don’t need -  this can be through donating, gifting, or where necessary, recycling things you no longer need or use. You can [...]

For 21 days you recycled more: here’s what happened

For 21 days you recycled more: here’s what happened

Earth Month: this April you came together, stepped up, and made the #PledgetoRecycle, and that’s just the beginning! You shared some amazing tips, and showed us how you worked toward your recycling goals. We round them up here, along with our tricks for making your #PledgetoRecycle a habit of a lifetime… But first, why should [...]

How to Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Packaging and Recycle What You Can’t

How to Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Packaging and Recycle What You Can’t

It’s shocking to think that we could buy a selection of packaged vegetables at a supermarket, cook them for a quick dinner, only for the packaging to then take up to 1,000 years to decompose! For all the benefits that plastic packaging has, like being lightweight and keeping our food fresh, it sure does give [...]