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