Staff at Bupa Health Dialog in Cambridge have raised £174.04 for the emergency doctor service, Magpas, by recycling 615 yoghurt pots and 7,987 coffee machine discs that they had collected during daily snack breaks since 2009 and sending their collection to TerraCycle, a London-based recycling company.
Marie Townsend. Office Manager & PA at Bupa Health Dialog said: “This initiative enables us to do our bit in terms of resource conservation, recycling and up-cycling while at the same time earning much needed funds for a very worthy charity.” Marie Townsend helped in getting Bupa Health Dialog involved in the TerraCycle collections program.
TerraCycle recycles difficult to recycle waste. TerraCycle collects its material through free nationwide programmes which it operates, called Brigades. Brigade collection programmes engage consumers, individuals, organisations and schools in the collection of non-recyclable product and packaging waste which would otherwise go to landfill.
Brigade members are able to nominate a charity, school or non-profit organisation of their choice as the beneficiary of any funds they raise. More than 243,000 individuals and organisations across the UK have signed up.