Terracycle and fund raising for BHPS
23rd January 2019 at 7:40 pm #13569
I’ve signed up to Terracycle to collect crisp bags and Pringle tubes, so I can send them back for recycling, hopefully raising funds for BHPS too. I literally need hundreds of bags to make any money, so have advertised on all the local Facebook pages I could find, and a local cafe has allowed me to put a collection box in there. There has been a lot of interest, and my collection is gradually growing! If there are any BHPS supporters in Essex (Basildon/Wickford/Billericay area) that would like to save the above items for me that would be fantastic. I am on a mission to stop as many of these going into landfill, as well as making money for a good cause. Thanks29th January 2019 at 8:58 pm #13618
That’s good to hear! I started this scheme at work last month, I already have two big bin bags full! I didn’t realise I could raise funds for the BHPS through it. Excellent news! Good idea as well advertising on Facebook. Are you asking people to collect them and drop them off to your home address?30th January 2019 at 1:50 pm #13622
Hi, they are listed as a charity on the Terracycle site, I’ve added them as my chosen charity on my account. I post to local Facebook groups, plus I have a collection box in a cafe, with two more potentially signing up, and a local Yoga group has a collection box. I’ve had people drop off at my home address too. I’m not sure about 400 bags = 2kg though (the minimum to get points), as I have around that amount but it only comes to 1 kg! I’ve queried this with Terracycle as I was so excited to send of my first boxload, but it looks like I need to keep going! Happy collecting,!31st January 2019 at 10:05 pm #13645
Thanks huffhog 🙂 I have just logged in and selected them as my chosen charity too 🙂
I read that 434 bags make up 2kg, I really need to box mine up soon as they are taking over our stationery cupboard at work!
I might do a count up tomorrow to see how many I have.1st February 2019 at 6:24 am #13646
Take care before you send off 400, as when I weighed 400 bags, it came to just over 1kg, not 2kg. 10 normal size walkers bags come to 22 g, so we’ll need at least 800 to make 2 kg. Terracycles Facebook page has comments around this too. I’ll update here once I hear back, but I think it is going to take a heap of bags to raise £2!14th February 2019 at 8:59 pm #13744
I finally did a count of crisp packets and have well over 1000! I can’t believe how many crisp packets are being collected.
I have hit a few issues though and have had to put up another poster with some crisp recycling guidelines….
Crisp packets with crisp crumbs, other wrappers inside, cling film with leftover food inside (nice) and one bag with chewing gum! Also someone keeps tying their bags up like a little ribbon and putting that in. And others are just treating the boxes as a normal bin….that said some people look like they are bringing in packets from home as well so that’s good news.
However I went down earlier to collect them again and found a nescafe single use coffee wrapper in one of the crisp recycling boxes and three crisp packets in the normal bin! How hard can it be!?29th March 2019 at 6:06 am #14258
Where in Wickford are they collecting these crisp packets now please12th April 2019 at 4:46 pm #14522
I think you should be able locate a map on the Terracycle website.24th April 2019 at 11:36 am #14750
Hi, bumping this as this keeps crisp bags out of landfill and raises money for the BHPS. If anyone wants to send me their crisp packets, I will gladly accept! So far I’ve saved about 3000 from landfill and have raised about £15.
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