What is EllaCycle?
Our colourful handy packs are made in lots of different ways, so they need to be recycled in different ways too. Ellacycle is a super scheme to turn old Ella's packaging into new and useful things. Take a peek at our little film to find out all about it.
How do I recycle... ?
Click on one of the Ella's Kitchen products to find out how you can recycle your empty pack.
Pouches, snack bags + wrappers.
We use pouches because they’re handy, keep the food inside fresh and are lightweight, which means fewer lorries on the roads. But, because they’re made from a mix of materials, they need to be recycled in a special way. You can send your empty Ella’s pouches + wrappers directly to our recycling partner TerraCycle, or take them to your local drop off point and help your community!
As part of Our Dream we are committed to Ensuring all our plastic packaging is designed to be recyclable or compostable by 2024.
Yoghurt pots, toddler meals + snack trays.
Yoghurt sleeves, snack + smoothie fruit boxes.
All our card is FSC, that way we know it’s sustainably managed. Almost every local authority will collect this card for recycling. So just pop it in your recycling bin at home.
We need your help!
All around the country playgroups, shops and nurseries have set up drop off points for Ella's Kitchen pouches. But what if there isn't one near you?
That's where you can help us + your local community.
Find pouch drop off points
Use the map below to find out if there’s an Ella’s Kitchen drop off point near you.
No drop off nearby?
Why not set one up...
The good stuffyou're doing
Meet an Ellacycler!
“Feeling you are reducing waste and landfill is great! There is also the big lesson in rsponsibility that the scheme can pass on to the children and their parents.”
When I grow up I want to be...
One day you might be sitting on a bench or carrying a lunch bag made from Ella's Kitchen pouches!
Our friends at Terracycle use the pouches you collect to make useful things like benches + watering cans. They even take pouches we can't use at our factories and transform them into Ella's lunch bags, which means less waste ends up in landfills.
Have you got a bright spark idea for some useful things we could make from Ella's packaging? Send us a message.
Questions and answers
Here are the answers to your most common questions. Click a question to see the answer.
Why do you use pouches?
Our Ella's Kitchen pouches are made specifically for little hands using of a mix of plastics or plastic + aluminium, which together provide the bestest way to preserve the yummy food naturally and without additives or preservatives. They're re-sealable too, so there's no waste + because they're so lightweight less energy is needed to transport them, compared to other types of packaging. Find out more here
How can I find my nearest Ella's Kitchen drop-off point?
Click here + search using your postcode.
Can I recycle yoghurt pots + snack canisters?
Our yogurt pots and snack canisters are made from plastic. Some local authorities recycle these. You should check with your council or authority who manages your recycling collections. If they don’t, there are endless uses for empty Ella’s containers. Take a look at our Instagram page for inspiration.
Is your cardboard sustainably sourced?
All Ella's Kitchen cardboard is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The FSC guarantees that our card comes from a sustainable managed forest. When you see their logo, you can be confident that buying it won't mean harming the world's forests or the people and animals that live in them.