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Recycling is always great for the planet, but now you can make it great for Traidcraft too! Help change the future for families in the world's poorest communities though sending our partners your used, old, broken or unwanted items. They will recycle them free of charge, and send the income directly to Traidcraft.
You can recyle your old ink cartridges through our partner, the Recycling Factory. Simply click on the link below and follow the directions provided - it's quick and easy, and great for the planet and Traidcraft! The recycling scheme is completely free of charge and 100% of the value of all inkjet cartridges successfully recycled will be donated to Traidcraft.
Jewellery and Currency
If you have any old, broken or unwanted jewellery (snapped chains and odd earrings are ideal!) or any old/foreign banknotes cluttering up your drawers - you can recycle them at no cost to you and you’ll be making cash to go towards our life-changing development projects in East Africa and Asia.
Our partners at Recycling for Good Causes will reuse and recycle the jewellery, giving proceeds to Traidcraft Exchange and saving precious raw materials at the same time! There are two ways you can do this.
1. Request free recycling envelopes
Call us on 0191 497 6445 and you can request as many envelopes as you'd like - why not hand them round to your neighbours, friends and family? Fill the envelope with old, broken or unwanted gold or silver, costume jewellery or watches and old/foreign banknotes and pop in the post to the freepost address provided. When your envelope arrives at recycling for good causes, they will write to you so that you know it arrived safely. Please note you cannot send mobile phones to us.
2. Wrap, Pack & Send!
Use your own envelope or jiffy bag and post free of charge to:
AMBER BUSINESS VILLAGE
For advice on recycling for Traidcraft please call 0800 633 5323. Thank you for your support.
Cars, vehicles and other large items
If you have a car, motorbike or other vehicle that you would like to dispose of, Giveacar will arrange collection of the item at no cost to you.
They provide a FREE service which is available throughout the UK.
Depending on the age and condition of the vehicle, Giveacar will either recycle it at a green facility, or send it to a salvage auction. Scrap donations will raise an average of £80 for Traidcraft, with auction cars often raising much more.
Since Giveacar was set up in 2010, the organisation has raised over £1.7 million for over 2,000 charities!
You can also recycle some other items such as gym equipment, although items must be in fully working order. Please note you can no longer donate mobility scooters. If you’re not sure just call Giveacar on 0207 736 4242.