Hovis® & Terracycle®

Zero Emission Vehicles

The UK Plastic Pact

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We’re aiming to make recycling bread bags easier

We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment so have partnered with TerraCycle®, experts within the recycling field, to provide a free and simple solution to recycling Hovis® bread bags, no matter where you live in the UK.

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Who Are TerraCycle®?

TerraCycle® is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. Their goal, to eliminate the idea of waste.

To date, over 202 million people are recycling with over 7.7 million pieces of waste collected and recycled as part of their library of recycling programmes around the world.

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The bread bag recycling programme

With only 1-in-10 local authorities* currently recycling bread bags we have launched the bread bag recycling programme to improve the ease of recycling your waste locally. The programme is made up of a UK-wide network of collection points where you can drop off your used bread bags. The co-ordinator of the drop-off location will collect TerraCycle® reward points that can then be redeemed into a cash donation to your favourite charity, school or non-profit organisation.  

* Recoup, UK Household Plastic Collection Survey 2018, pg. 20

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Here’s how it works

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Add to the growing network of public drop-off locations by setting up your own. To do so, click here and fill in the form.
  2. Take a look at our map to find your nearest public drop-off location. Once found, simply take your used bread bags and drop them off during the designated hours.

What are you waiting for? Get involved today


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