TerraCycle® is a recycling company renowned for finding ways to recycle even the most difficult
materials. They have come up with a great solution to recycle Davidstow flexible plastic cheese
packaging (and any other plastic flexible cheese packaging for that matter!)
How can you get involved?
Collect your empty flexible cheese packaging
Find a public drop-off location near you
Let the recycling commence!
Your flexible cheese packaging will be recycled into new items such as picnic benches or gardening tools.
Davidstow & TerraCycle® FAQs
TerraCycle® is a recycling company who find ways of recycling even the most difficult to recycle materials
Davidstow is committed to looking after the planet. We’re trying to reduce the impact our packaging has on the environment and we want to make it easier for you to recycle flexible plastic cheese packaging. We’ve partnered with experts TerraCycle® to offer a simple and free recycling solution while we work towards our goal of developing packaging which is 100% recyclable by 2025.
You can recycle ANY flexible plastic cheese packaging from ANY brand or supermarket, not just Davidstow cheese.
Once collected, your empty flexible plastic cheese packaging is separated by polymer type and cleaned. The material is then turned into plastic pellets to make new recycled products such as table tennis tables, watering cans or picnic benches. Click here to learn more about the recycling process on the TerraCycle® website.
Use our map function above to find your nearest public drop-off location.
You have the opportunity to set one up in a convenient location and collect on behalf of your community as a public drop-off location administrator. Simply follow the steps below:
1. Go to the TerraCycle® UK website: www.terracycle.com/en-GB
2. Create a TerraCycle® account
3. Find a public place to host your collection (with prior consent from the land owner)
4. Request to join the programme as a public drop-off location administrator by filling out the online form found here in the ‘How it works’ section on the Cheese Packaging Recycling Programme page.
If this is not possible, we recommend you save up your flexible plastic cheese packaging until you travel to an area that does have a public drop-off location.