From snack packets to planters
Through our pacKPromise partnership with Terracycle, we’ve recently helped out a local charity with a whole host of kit for a new allotment for young people in the Leicestershire area. We provided garden planters, seedling tables, picnic tables and benches, bird nest boxes and a ping pong table - all made out of recycled crisp packets!
Our Taste for Good responsibility programme has four pillars – two of which focus on supporting our communities and reducing our environmental impact. KP has been working with the Focus Charity in Leicester since 2017. Focus supports young people aged 13-25, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, through various projects that help them develop the skills, confidence and aspirations to lead fulfilling lives and to make a positive contribution to society.
National Allotments Week aims to raise awareness of local allotments and the role they play in helping people grow their own food, live healthier lifestyles, develop friendships and bolster communities.
So, it seems fitting that our recent donation to Focus is part of their Breathing Space programme to help young people overcome mental health issues through projects based on this new allotment and in other green spaces around Leicestershire.
Gavan Wilmot, director of programme development at Focus, says: “The new allotment is a major milestone for Focus as a charity and will offer young people who have suffered with their mental health a place to feel safe and cared for. Our new location wouldn’t have been possible without the support of KP Snacks and TerraCycle. It will provide lots of activities such as workshops, learning to plant, grow and cook healthy food, and building relationships with the other users of the allotment.”
Our partnership with TerraCycle is a key element of our strategy as we work towards ensuring all of our packaging is recyclable by 2025. Currently, all our snack packs can be recycled at any of 500 TerraCycle drop off locations across the UK. We also extended our TerraCycle programme recently by putting recycling boxes in all of the cricket grounds where The Hundred is taking place. But we won’t stop there, and we look forward to sharing further progress on our packaging sustainability journey going forward.