‘Help the planet by joining our coffee packaging brigade’

WASTE WORRIES John Vivian
WASTE WORRIES John Vivian

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EVER wondered what happens to the packaging your coffee comes in after you throw it in the bin?

Well, the majority of coffee packaging waste unfortunately ends up in landfill.

Local councils simply don’t have the infrastructure to recycle mixed plastics.

However, the waste is recyclable and Kenco has partnered with recycling experts TerraCycle to set up the Coffee Packaging Brigade.

I want to encourage people to join our Coffee Packaging Brigade by bringing their waste packaging to our shop Books for Free at 128 West Street, Fareham.

The coffee packaging will be recycled into plastic products such as benches, watering cans and waste bins.

So please bring in your waste refill bags, bean bags, single serving sachets and jar lids so we can raise money for charity.

Our collection box has enabled local people to be one of the first communities in the UK to recycle their coffee packaging waste.

Two TerraCycle points are earned for the weight of each coffee packaging unit that is returned, with each point being redeemable for a one pence contribution.

All the money raised will be go towards supporting the Healthy Planet Books for Free and Stuff for Free initiatives which help the local community by providing free books.

I encourage people to drop off their coffee packaging waste and tell all their friends and family to do the same.

The aim is to save as much coffee packaging waste from landfill and to raise as much as possible to support the Healthy Planet initiative.

For more details on how to get involved, go to terracycle.co.uk.