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Hounslow Council Introduces New Coffee Pod Recycling Service in Partnership with Podback

Hounslow Council Introduces New Coffee Pod Recycling Service in Partnership with Podback beverage packaging, circular economy, food and drink packaging, food and drink sustainable packaging, Recyclability, Resource Efficiency Food and Beverage Business

In an effort to promote sustainable behaviors and reduce waste, Hounslow Council has launched a new service to recycle used coffee pods. This initiative, in partnership with Podback, aims to encourage residents to participate in recycling and contribute to the borough’s sustainability agenda. This service makes Hounslow the first local authority in west London to offer coffee pod recycling, placing the borough at the forefront of the fight against waste.

Residents can easily sign up for the coffee pod recycling service for free on the Podback website. The collaboration with Podback ensures that used pods will be recycled in the UK, supporting the council’s goals to save resources and give materials a second life.

Councillor Guy Lambert, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Health Integration, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We’re excited to be working with Podback, and will be collaborating to ensure residents can enjoy a smooth rollout of the service. The Council’s new initiative is a completely free service – and is fully funded by Podback – so residents can sign up at no extra cost.”

The initiative has received support from Dan Smyth, Director of Recycling & Sustainability at Lampton Services, who stated, “We are delighted to be supporting Hounslow Council in driving forward the borough’s sustainability agenda by introducing innovative new recycling solutions.”

Podback Executive Director Rick Hindley emphasized the convenience of recycling coffee pods as part of the Council’s regular service, highlighting the positive impact of tonnage of used pods being removed from the waste stream every year.

Residents who sign up for this free service will receive two rolls of Podback recycling bags, along with instructions on how to use the service. Once filled, the bags of used pods can be put out on the usual recycling collection day. Recycling with Podback means that the plastic and aluminium from the coffee pods will be transformed into new products, while the coffee grounds will be treated by anaerobic digestion to create renewable energy and soil improver.

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