Our partners

  • Tesco

    More than 100 automated recycling machines can now be found at Tesco UK stores, and every year, three million people use them.  These machines help us to recycle cans, glass and plastic bottles more efficiently – compacting the material on the spot and saving seven times more 'vehicle miles' than conventional recycling bins.

     Picture of automated recycling units found at 100 Tesco UK stores.Thanks to innovative technology, information screens at the recycling centers also let customers know the amount of CO2 they save each time they recycle.

  • Coca-Cola

    Recycle to the Beat with Coca-Cola at the Olympic Torch Relay

    • Recycle your bottles and cans and remix Mark Ronson and Katy B’s Move to the Beat song
    • Download and share your recycling photo from our Move to the Beat website
    • Find them during Recycle Week at 18 June: Hull, 19 June: York, 20 June: Carlisle, 21 June: Bowness-on-Windermere, 22 June: Blackpool, 23 June: Manchester and 24 June: Leeds.

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  • Britvic

    photo of Britvic recycling on the go facilitiesSeven venues including hospitals and shopping centres now benefit from a new initiative that gives people the chance to ‘drink, shop, and drop’ their used plastic bottles and beverage cans whilst on the go. The scheme is a partnership between Britvic Soft Drinks and the recycling charity, Recoup.
    During Recycle Week, Britvic are featuring their recycling at work scheme to employees at all their GB sites.
  • Cott Beverages

    700 staff at Cott Beverages in Kegworth, Derbyshire, experienced a 'Friday Fun Day' to celebrate Recycle Week this year.  Information about their recycling scheme, together with recycling quizzes, wordsearches and other competitions were held and the lucky winners were rewarded with cakes donated by a local baker. Cott, who work closely with their local primary school, also provide 'waste' products from their factory for the children to use in arts and crafts sessions.  During Recycle Week the children created special pictures and sculptures using these items.

  • Barratt Developments

    Barratt Developments photo - school children 25 schools in the South East have experienced recycling in action thanks to an initiative devised by Barratt Developments. Plastic milk bottles were collected and taken away for recycling. In return they received a brightly coloured bench made of entirely recycled plastic. Gary Ennis, Regional MD commented: “Waste management and recycling are integral to the work we do. Our environmental policy results in significantly reduced amounts of waste produced and excellent diversion rates from landfill. We are committed to building sustainable developments and communities where people aspire to live. This campaign highlights how we can all do our bit to ensure a more sustainable future.”

  • Continuum Recycling

    Continuum Recycling in Lincolnshire is the largest bottle recycling plant in Europe with capacity to produce 25,000 tonnes of recycled plastic each year. Formed as a partnership between Coca-Cola Enterprises and Eco-Plastics the facility has created 30 new jobs this year.
    Bottles from across the country are recycled here. Research shows plastic bottles made from recycled material are 67% less carbon intensive than those using virgin plastic.
    Please help feed this recycling facility and recycle your plastic bottle today. A bottle to bottle in as little as 6 weeks.

  • Free offer for businesses

    First Mile is a commercial recycling business based in London that provides low cost recycling and waste collection services for over 10,000 city centre businesses.  Named Recycling Company of the Year 2012, First Mile also provides specialist services for food, electronic waste (WEEE), confidential paper, batteries, toners, and fluorescent tubes and light-bulbs.  

    During Recycle Week, First Mile are offering businesses in London a free recycling bin and a free roll of mixed recycling sacks. Delivery and collection is also free, and at times to suit your business.  To get in touch with First Mile ring 0800 612 9894, or email customers@thefirstmile.co.uk

  • Buxton

    Buxton water brings recycling quite literally to life - find out more here

  • Innocent Smoothies

    Photo of WRAP label in situ - support from June - Sept 2011Innocent dedicated one of their labels to WRAP - the organisation behind Recycle Now. The image appeared on the side panel for one of Innocent’s little 250ml smoothie bottles, which you may have seen on some of their bottles earlier this year.
  • Recycle bulbs for a cuppa?

    IKEA Lakeside have taken a significant step towards a more sustainable environment with the first light bulb recycling reverse vending machine in the world. Recycle your old bulbs and get a voucher for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee in the restaurant.

    Don't live near Lakeside? Don't worry, you can still recycle your low energy light bulbs at all IKEA stores - recycling units can be found in the lighting department. IKEA reverse vending recycling system for lightbulbs - for Recycle Week 2011 partners

  • Nouvelle

    nouvelle logo in jpeg formatUsing products made from recycled materials help to ‘close the loop’ and reduce the impact on our natural environment.  To demonstrate the softness of toilet paper made from 100% recycled content, Nouvelle gave out free toilet rolls to the Glastonbury revellers at last year's festival.

  • Recoup

    Recoup is a leading authority on plastics waste management and recycling, founded in 1990.  Recoup work to stimulate, innovate and guide the design, procurement, collection, handling, sorting and reprocessing of UK plastics packaging within practical, economically viable and environmentally sound parameters. 
    Current Projects: Recycle on the Go, Event Recycling , Packaging Design, Pack Reviews, CSR Programme Development, Material Review -  Supply, Demand & Sourcing
    We have been partners and supporters of Recycle Week for many years.  So do YOUR bit, make sure you collect your bottles for recycling, at home at work and at play. 
    To find out more about what we do, to become a member, or work with us, visit: www.recoup.org

  • Keep Britain Tidy

    Keep Britain Tidy showed their support for Recycle Week this year. We partnered with Keep Britain Tidy and their Big Tidy Up campaign and saw many of you get involved, showing what a difference tidying and recycling can make.

    The Big Tidy Up