Members, Join In!
Members told us they wanted more action on plastics and worked with us to develop our new soft plastics recycling units. Thanks to their input, everyone can now recycle soft plastics, like crisp packets and bread bags, at a Co-op in their community. Members also asked us for shareable resources to support them in getting the word out - so here they are.
Get creative for a chance to win
Come up with a catchy way to help people remember the top 5 soft plastics now recyclable in Co-op stores; bread bags, crisp packets, pasta bags, fruit and veg bags and pizza film. Paint it, sing it, wordplay it – choose your medium and namecheck the top 5 in an unforgettable way for a chance to win a £50 Co-op shopping voucher.
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What happens to the soft plastic in our recycling units?
We know that members are keen to understand exactly what happens to the plastic we collect, so we gave one of our young Co-op Members, Saul Deeson, access to Co-op’s packaging guru, Rob, to get the full ‘behind the scenes’ story.
Tools to spread the word
You can help ensure the success of this recycling scheme in your community by working with us to get the word out. We asked members what help they’d need, then developed some simple resources that you can use to spread the word in your community to encourage friends, neighbours and colleagues to Clean it, Scrunch It, Co-op It.
Challenge your friends and family with our online, interactive quiz. Take part yourself, then share the link at the end of the quiz to see who emerges the recycling supremo.
Here’s some content to make sharing information about the recycling scheme with online community groups, local newsletters and schools super-easy. Just copy and post.
Download and print this postcard template to get the word out on your street about our new plastic recycling initiative. Tweet us @ #coopjoinin with your postie pics.
Member Pioneers supporting your community
Our Member Pioneers bring together members, employees and local causes to make communities better places to work, play, live and learn. Right now, they’re looking to connect members and groups who have a passion for sustainability. Get in touch with your Pioneer to join the conversations happening in your community.
Sustainability matters in your community
Our Member Pioneers will be hosting sustainability events in Co-op stores across the UK throughout summer. Head to our online community centre, Co-operate, and type in your postcode to see if there’s one taking place close to you.
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