As part of our overall commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle – especially important to help keep our coastline free from waste – The Kitchen CT9 is proud to be registered as a public drop off/collection point for a number of TerraCycle schemes for hard-to-recycle products
TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste.
We are collecting for the following schemes:
Beauty Product Packaging
TerraCycle and Garnier® have partnered in a free recycling programme for all beauty products packaging. the best bit is that all brands are accepted not just Garnier!
Remember, plastic bottles are recyclable in almost all UK council recycling systems. This programme does accept plastic bottles, however as these are widely recyclable and space is at a premium at The Kitchen, we ask that you only send us bottles if it is not possible to recycle them via the local council system.
Always remember to remove the labels on the bottles and recycle them. Once collected, the personal care and beauty packaging is separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.
A note on aerosol containers
At this time aerosols are not accepted as part of the recycling programme.
Pet Food Pouches
TerraCycle, Whiskas® and James Wellbeloved® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags – perfect for a pet loving area such as Thanet!
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please only send accepted packaging (see accepted waste below). Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) from the packaging, and please rinse the wet food pouches thoroughly and let them dry before placing them in our collection box.
Once collected, the aggregated plastic pet food packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. Food residue is composted. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as fence posts and benches.
Biscuit, Cracker & Cake Wrappers
TerraCycle, McVitie’s®, Carr’s®, Go Ahead® and Jacob’s® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.
Please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e food residue) and place all biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers in the collection box at the Kitchen.
Once collected, the biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
TerraCycle and Walkers® recently announced their partnership in a free recycling scheme which accepts all crisp packets, and we are delighted to be chosen as one of their collection points.
So that we can recycle this waste properly – and in common with other household recycling – we would ask you to properly empty your packaging before placing them in our box.
Once collected, the crisp packets are separated by plastic type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.
Oral Care Products
TerraCycle has also partnered with Colgate® on a free recycling programme for all oral care products and packaging.
In order to make sure this waste stream can be recycled properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover product) and place all the accepted packaging in our collection box. If you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry before you place it in to our box.
Once collected, the oral care products and packaging are separated by polymer type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.
Flexible Cheese Packaging
Every year flexible plastic cheese packaging, nets and labels from Cathedral City Minis packs of 6 end up in landfills across the United Kingdom. We are working with TerraCycle to put an end to this enormous loss of resources. The Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme allows us to recycle our flexible plastic cheese packaging and nets, as well as labels from Cathedral City Minis packs of 6.
Once collected, the plastic waste is shredded, washed and then pelletized. These pellets can be used for a number of moulded rigid plastic products like benches, or used as film for products such as rubbish bags.
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Saturday 15th february
19:00 - Late
3 Cliff Terrace, Margate. CT9 1UX