Weleda Plastic Recycling Programme
We are excited to introduce a NEW recycling programme at Weleda in 2019. As recycling facilities around the UK can vary from region to region, Weleda has teamed up with recycling experts TerraCycle® to ensure that all Weleda soft touch plastic tubes can be recycled within the UK.
Simply collect any Weleda 'soft touch' plastic tubes and drop them off at dedicated public drop-off locations and it will be sent over to TerraCycle® to be recycled into new materials. You also have the possibility to set up your own public drop-off location or to sign up as a private collector via the TerraCycle® website.
TerraCycle® points earned through public drop-off locations supported by Weleda Wellbeing Advisors will go towards the Global Penguin Society to support the conservation work of the GPS. Every 10kg of Weleda soft touch plastic tubes sent to TerraCycle® will raise nearly £10 for the GPS, to support its international conservation activity.
What does TerraCycle® do?TerraCycle® is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard to recycle waste. Founded in the US in 2001, TerraCycle® is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the non-recyclable.
TerraCycle® can collect, and recycle, almost any form of waste to make new products out of it.
What do I need to do?
Step 1:Collect your Weleda 'soft touch' plastic tubes* and search on the interative map to see if you have a public drop-off location close by. If there is one, then simply take your accepted waste to the public drop-off location and drop them off during the designated hours. Please see the list of Weleda products which can be recycled through TerraCycle® below and look for the TerraCycle® logo next to the product images on the website.
Step 2:If there isn’t a public drop-off location in place already in your community then you could set up your own public drop-off location. To do so, please follow the steps on the TerraCycle® website.
As soon as you are registered as a public drop-off location and you want to organise a shipment, download a free UPS label from your TerraCycle-account. You now can order a free pick-up. For more information click here.
Step 3:If there isn’t a public drop-off location already in place where you live, or you aren’t able to set up your own public drop-off location, then you have the option to sign up as a private collector by following the steps on the TerraCycle® website.
As soon as you are registered as a private collector and you want to organise a shipment, download a free UPS label from your TerraCycle-account. You now can order a free pick-up. For more information click here.
Waste that is accepted in this programmeAll Weleda 'soft touch' plastic tubes, including:
- Skin Food Original and Skin Food Light
- Beauty Balms
- Body Washes/Shower Gels/Body Scrubs
- Sunscreen and After Sun Lotions
- Lip Balms
- Mini and Travel Size 'soft touch' plastic tubes
Waste that is NOT accepted
- Any other brand of beauty care packaging
- All cardboard, glass, aluminium and rigid plastic packaging as these can be recycled via your local council facilities
- All Weleda packaging that is not a 'soft touch' plastic tube