Recycle & Raise ™
Recycle & Raise ™, brought to you by DCW Polymers is a recycling and fundraising initiative introduced to turn plastic into funds for charities!
Running since 2019, we have raised over £13,000 to date and recycled over 7,900kg of plastic waste!
All materials donated to Recycle & Raise appeal are sent to our plastic reprocessing centre in Exeter, where we will shred the plastics and manufacture our own recycled furniture – with 100% of the profits being donated to our two charities!
Our partner organisations will begin accepting your plastic tubs from November 2022 until February 2023, you can find your local drop off point on our interactive map!
It’s so exciting that we have had over 150 joining in supporting the Recycle & Raise appeal, acting as drop-off points for their local community to easily donate their tubs!
We’re looking for businesses, organisations and even local community champions to collect the tubs on our behalf for the 2023/24 collection, you can sign up below!
We’re adding to the list regularly so keep checking back to find one local to you!
So please save us your tubs and donate them by 15th February 2024 so we can help make a difference to these wonderful charities!
What can we recycle to raise money?
- Confectionery tubs
- Ice cream tubs
- Cracker/Biscuit tubs
- Milk bottle tops
- Takeaway containers
Look for the number 5 or PP symbol on the container!
How Does It Work?
Please donate your plastic tubs and milk bottle tops to your local drop-off point by 15th February 2024. We’ll collect from them in bulk and weigh the materials as they come in. After that, we’ll shred the plastics in our plastic reprocessing centre, DCW Polymers in Exeter. Finally, we use the plastics to manufacture our NEW recycled plastic benches – and all of the profit raised will be donated to our charities – Dartmoor Zoo and Life Chance Trust!
Over the past four years we have collected the equivalent of a staggering 150,000 tubs from the South West, and raised over £13,000 for our charitable causes! This year we are aiming even higher so get saving your tubs and tell your friends and family!
Our Chosen Charities
Life Chance Trust – Giving Local Children A Second Chance
Life Chance Trust aims to provide mentoring and life skills training, therapeutic, practical and financial support to young people for whom trauma in early childhood has caused emotional, behavioural or educational difficulties that may exclude them from many of the traditional pathways to training and employment.
For these young people, growing up has been especially hard, and navigating the journey to becoming happy, healthy, safe and independent adults is a major challenge. They shouldn’t have to face that challenge alone.
Dartmoor Zoological Society
Dartmoor Zoological Park is a unique zoo set in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Plymouth. The Zoo’s CEO Benjamin Mee wrote a book about buying the zoo called We Bought A Zoo, which was later became the subject of a major Hollywood film starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johannson! The Zoo registered as a charity in 2014 which has strengthened it’s future and opened up new and exciting opportunities. DCW has worked closely with Dartmoor Zoo since our MD became a trustee of the charity, and we have been in partnership with them for Recycle & Raise ever since it began in 2019!
How the funds will be split
All plastic donations we collect will be split 50/50 with Dartmoor Zoo and Life Chance Trust!
We can provide a full audit trail of all plastic incoming to the processing plant so we know exactly how much plastic has been donated.
If you would like to find out more about our items, please contact our team on 01392 535353, email [email protected] or complete the form below