Want to know more about Snooty Catz recycling programme with TerraCycle?
TerraCycle is an amazing recycling company that reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy. Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards eliminating the Idea of Waste. From these humble beginnings, TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 60 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.
How does it Work
- We’ve joined the programs that were available.
- We place empty boxes in our shop for you to drop off your waste.
- Once we reach the required amount we send this to TerraCycle
- Terracycle then reward us with points that can be donated to Charities
Charities We Hope to Support With Your Help
- Thornberry Animal Sanctuary
- Orangutan Appeal UK
- Global Penguin Society conservation charity (Weleda)
So far we’ve managed to enrol on 3 programmes, Lily’s Kitchen, Weleda and the RB Hygiene Home Recycling Programme. We are so excited to be part of this wonderful programme and we hope you will support us too 🙂
Full details of what we can collect can be found on our Terracycle page – Here
What Happens to the Collected Waste
Once Terraclyle receives the waste at their Blackburn warehouse, they compress it before shredding the plastic into small pieces. Dependant on the type of plastic it is then sent to manufacturers to be made into new products. It can be moulded into lumber to make fence posts and even equipment for playgrounds. Some of the plastic pellets are also used to make bottles for beauty and cleaning products. We think this is truly amazing!
If you want to find the full list of recycling programmes available you can check this on the TerraCycle Website