Terracycle in Portishead

Our involvement in the Crisp Packet recycling scheme has now come to an end following the closure of the scheme by Terracycle so many thanks to our team who ran seven day a week collections from bins situated in Waitrose, The Youth Centre and Parish Wharf Leisure Centre. Many hundreds of black bin liners of both crisp packets and other related potato products were collected and delivered to the collection point run by Conductive Education Bristol who were able to receive the reward points from Terracycle enabling them to run sessions for their special needs children with Donkeys for the Disabled.

We are still running the Writing Materials scheme which we started in 2018. This involves collection boxes situated in all of the Primary Schools in Portishead, The Ship Inn and Simply Green Zero Waste (Portishead’s plastic free shop) these boxes are collected by Kate, one of our volunteers, she then takes them to St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School in Bristol, our nearest official collection site. They are then able to pass on the rewards from Terracycle to a school in Uganda.