Re-use and Recycle

Here at Full Circle we want to play an active part in the circular economy; not only taking advantage of existing opportunities but working with customers, suppliers and partners to make the circular economy a reality and not just a buzz-phrase.

The following is the current list of re-use and recycling opportunities that are open to everyone; you can give us these items wherever we have a stall or pop-up (see Find Us), or you can hand them to us if we deliver goods that you've ordered online.

ZWP Deodorant Tins

We choose our suppliers carefully, and when we heard that our suppliers (and friends!) Zero Waste Path (ZWP) wanted to encourage customers to return their deodorant tins to them for refilling we knew that we wanted to work with them. So, irrespective of where you bought them from, you can return the ZWP deodorant tins to us and we will give you 25p credit towards any purchase you make with us.

You can buy the ZWP deodorants here on our site or at any of our stalls and pop-ups.

Crisp Packet Recycling

In conjunction with TerraCycle and Walkers we can collect all brands of crisp packets and send them for recycling. Click here for examples of the items we accept.

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Popcorn bags
  • Crisp tubes
  • Pretzel bags
  • Meat snack bags

We've nominated Cambridge Carbon Footprint to receive the proceeds from this scheme.

Biscuits and Snacks Packet Recycling

In conjunction with TerraCycle and pladis we can collect all the wrappers of all brands of biscuits and snacks and send them for recycling.

We can accept wrappers from all brands of the following:

  • Non-Savoury Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Cakes

Click here for examples of the items we accept.

Please note that we accept only flexible plastic packaging and not cardboard packaging, as these can be recycled through local council recycling.

We've nominated Cambridge Carbon Footprint to receive the proceeds from this scheme.

Oral and Dental Care Recycling

In conjunction with TerraCycle and Colgate we can collect all brands of oral and dental care packaging and send them for recycling.

We can accept all brands of the following:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothbrush outer packaging
  • Toothpaste tubes and caps (please remove as much toothpaste as possible)
  • Toothbrush cartons
  • Electric and battery toothbrush heads

Click here for examples of the items we accept.

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Dental Floss and Floss Containers
  • Interdental Brushes
  • Toothache Kits
  • Breath Sprays
  • Denture Adhesives Packaging
  • Denture Tablets Packaging
  • Denture Cream Tubes
  • Battery Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash Plastic Bottles
  • Tubes that did not contain toothpaste
  • Outer packaging that did not contain toothbrushes
  • Cartons that did not contain toothpaste
  • Toothpaste Pumps

We've nominated Cambridge Carbon Footprint to receive the proceeds from this scheme.

Toys

A Toy’s Life and Beyond C.I.C. is a social enterprise based in Cambridge, UK. Our purpose is to teach children about recycling in a fun way.  By using the life cycle of a toy we envisage children can learn about recycling, where materials come from and how they can contribute to the betterment and protection of the environment. To date, the majority of toys are made of plastic that it is hard or impossible to recycle. Finding new ways as to what to do with them and avoid sending them to landfills is one of our priorities. If you would like to know more about us visit us at www.atoyslifeandbeyond.org.