The light cardboard that our cereal boxes are made of can be easily recycled. This material is thicker than paper but thinner than corrugated cardboard, so if you’re not sure which pile it belongs to, it’s good to know that recycling centres will usually accept light carboard boxes together with your other paper products, so you can place them in the same recycling bin. You can always check the cardboard recycling requirements in your local area to see if different rules apply. Here are our top recycling tips:
Check the recycling logos on your cereal box
Our breakfast cereals come in packaging specially designed for a lower environmental impact. So, start by checking the useful information we’ve added to the recycling logos on each cereal box.
Make sure your empty cereal box is really empty
Once you’ve checked the information on the packaging, the first step to recycling your cereal box is making sure that it’s empty and that there are no leftover cereals or crumbs.
Break down or flatten your cereal box
This will save you considerable space in the bin, but it will also make it easier for the cardboard to be processed once it reaches the recycling facility.
Keep it dry
Make sure the box is clean and dry. It’s always a good idea to keep it separate from food waste or other items that go into the bin. This way you will avoid contamination, which might make it impossible for the cardboard to be recycled.
Check the recycling guidance on your local council website
Local councils usually have lots of tips as well as recycling guidelines. Make sure you check them out so you don’t miss out on important details that might stop your cereal box from being recycled. The government’s site for recycling collections is a helpful resource for recycling your cereal box or any other materials. Just type in your postcode and go to your local council website for a full list of their kerbside recycling services and more useful information.