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The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme

Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead®

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Recycling in partnership with McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead®

TerraCycle®, McVitie's®, Carr's® and Go Ahead® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants. 

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From the 1st of October 2018, every parcel of cracker, biscuit and cake wrappers will have to weigh 1kg minimum (about 417 wrappers) to receive TerraCycle points.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

View all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where local people can take their TerraCycle® waste. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop-off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed its worth calling just to check they are still participating.

This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you  consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.

If you are interested in setting up a  public drop-off location for your community then please fill out this form.
You don't have to become a public drop-off location to send us your waste. You can become a private collector simply by joining The pladis Biscuits and Snacks Recycling Programme.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. Review the FAQ for more detailed information

What you can recycle in this programme

Best practices for recycling

Make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all biscuit, cracker and cake wappers wrappers in the box. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the biscuit, cracker and cake wappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

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.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

TerraCycle has partnered with pladis, owners of household favourites including McVitie's, Carr's and go ahead! to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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