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Kids Pouch & Snack Recycling Program

Recycle your food pouch & snack wrapper waste with Whole Kids

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Recycle in partnership with Whole Kids

Whole Kids®, Australia’s largest range of certified organic snack foods for kids, has teamed up with TerraCycle® to create the Kids Pouch and Snack Recycling Program, a free recycling program that provides a second life for Whole Kids pouches and caps, food bar wrappers, snack food bags and other packaging waste.

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The Kids Pouch & Snack Recycling Program will be closing on the 31st July, with shipping labels no longer available after the 15th of June.  

Please finalise your shipments before the 31st of July in order to have a valid shipment and your points counted!

Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

There is a growing network of public drop-off locations around Australia, giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling.

If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process. One of our team members will contact you should your application be successful.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office. 


Please see the video below for more information on the Kids Pouch & Snack Recycling Program:

What you can recycle in this program

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover fruit purée). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the food pouches and snack wrappers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.


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The Little Gardener Competition

Recycling Program: Kids Snack & Pouch Recycling Program
Timeline: 11 August 2017 to 1 December 2017
Prize: One (1) recycled garden bed
How to win: Schools that join the Kids Snack & Pouch Recycling Program during the competition will automatically receive one entry into the draw. Each school will receive one entry per shipment they send for the program that weighs over 1kg.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

Do it yourself projects

Here are some inspiring projects to show you how you can reuse your materials right at home

Learn more about Whole Kids

TerraCycle is excited to partner with Whole Kids to bring a national recycling solution for kids pouch & snack products to Australia. To learn more about Whole Kids, click here.

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