Yeo Valley Organic Little Yeos Yogurt Pouches

Closing the Loop with Enval

Thursday 11th November 2021

As the UK’s largest organic dairy brand, we have a responsibility to help minimise as much of our waste as we can. Which is why we are super excited to be one of Enval’s recycling scheme partners.

Currently flexible plastic, such as pouches, lidding film and pillow packs, are not widely collected by Local Authorities. In fact, 2019 was the 3rd consecutive year of decline in Local Authorities collecting plastic film. This means a huge amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills.

But since 2020, we have been working with Enval to reduce the amount of plastic packaging ending up in landfills. You can now recycle your Little Yeo pouches, film yogurt lids, and the plastic packets that come in our recipe boxes via Enval’s scheme!

At the Enval recycling plant, your used pouch packaging is heated to 550c which separates the materials into pure aluminium, gas, and oil. The gas is used to power the plant and the oil is re‐sold as fuel – creating a circular economy that will help prevent 15,000 plastic pouches from ending up in landfill!

This process also helps reduce the amount of raw aluminium that needs to be extracted from the Earth. In fact, the carbon footprint of recovering the aluminium in Enval recycling plants is 75% lower than extracting raw aluminium.

Recycling your Yeo Valley packaging with Enval could not be simpler:

1) Fill in your details, here, to receive a recycling bag through the post

2) Make sure the items are clean/empty

3) Pop the packs and green plastic lids into the bag

4) Post to Enval (for free!) via Royal Mail

Yeo Valley Organic yogurt pouch recycling

Find out more about how we’re trying to reduce our plastic impact, here.

Comments on “Closing the Loop with Enval”

  • Some Co-Op stores also recycle soft plastics. In my area they were before Tesco in doing this.

    Anni on 26th April 2022 at 11:26 am

  • Well done Yeo Valley for not just printing ‘Recyclable’ on your packaging but showing consumers how to recycle it! Being able to recycle the film lids as well is fantastic news, thank you for doing and not just blah blah blahing!

    Anonymous on 17th November 2021 at 8:22 pm

  • Absolutely brilliant. Now I know that can be done then I am totally on board to recycle.

    Joode Weinhold on 17th November 2021 at 7:54 pm

  • Very useful indeed.

    Dina Franks on 17th November 2021 at 6:11 pm

  • A very timely move hope others follow your lead well done!

    christine johnson on 17th November 2021 at 3:44 pm

  • Good that you’re doing something but many Co-op and Tesco stores also take this plastic now (other stores are probably available!) see and So you can drop off at the same time as shopping which seems much more efficient, environmentally sound and realistic than posting especially considering the amount we recycle every week (at least a carrier bag stuffed full). In fact now there is almost nothing in the refuse bin (less than half a carrier bag) for the 3 weekly collection.

    Anonymous on 17th November 2021 at 2:12 pm

  • Wow I’m impressed with this recycling! What a wonderful way to re use these waste products to create new energy.

    Diane Downs on 17th November 2021 at 1:11 pm

  • Apart from plastic bottles there is no other recycling of plastic in Forest of Dean. Tesco collect single use plastic wrappings

    Anonymous on 17th November 2021 at 12:38 pm

  • Remember that ‘soft plastics’ such as poly bags, crisp bags, sweet wrappers, & fruit nets (cut the metal closers off first) can be recycled at most larger Tesco’s. Most have a cage or two outside to accept such items. Tesco’s also sell Yeo!

    Anonymous on 17th November 2021 at 12:09 pm

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