10 July 2019

Recycling your pet’s food containers

The environment and recycling are a important topics which Sir David Attenborough and Blue Planet2 amongst others have bought to life showing us how plastics affect us all and the future of our planet.

At Scratch & Patch, we are always looking for ways to improve and we think by telling you about a great new scheme it can only benefit us all and our future.

As responsible pet owners you want to ensure you feed your pets the best food but sometimes it may not be the best for our planet. Single use pouches are a demonstration of this.

Good news …

There is a new partnership between Terracycle and Mars Petcare, owner of popular pet food brands Iams, Whiskas and Pedigree. By using this initiative, you will now be able to recycle those wet food pouches.

Pet owners can drop-off their used pet food packaging at designated locations or send them in the mail free to Terracycle where they will be turned into plastic pellets that can be used to create new things like fence posts, park benches and furniture.

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/petfood

The programme operates a network of private and public drop-off locations throughout the UK. As an individual, company, charity or school, you can drop off your pet food plastic pouches & flexible plastic bags at an existing public drop-off location.

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

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map on their site. 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 it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

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.

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