A LINDLEY mums’ group and a Highburton shop are among the first in the UK to sign a pledge to prevent coffee packaging ending up in landfill.
And Motherhub, Acre Street, Lindley, and Highburton Village Store, Moor Lane, Highburton, will be raising money for good causes as part of the Coffee Packaging Brigade scheme.
Both have agreed to collect your coffee packaging waste for recycling and to raise money for Motherhub and Kirkburton Pre-School respectively under the TerraCycle scheme, which gives money to good causes in exchange for coffee packaging waste.
Both will have recycling boxes at their premises after joining the scheme, which is run by TerraCycle and Kenco.
Councils struggle to recycle the majority of coffee packaging waste because it is made of mixed plastics.
But under the Coffee Packaging Brigade the waste will be recycled into park benches, watering cans, bins and other plastic products.
Katy Livings, of Motherhub, said: “The aim is to not only save as much coffee packaging waste from landfill as possible but also to raise as much as possible for Motherhub which benefits the local community.”