With our partners over at First Mile, we’ve launched a brand-new tube recycling scheme which will allow all our customers to send their white Bulldog tubes back to us.
That’s right, you can now simply pop your tubes in the post to us and we’ll make sure they get recycled and turned back into new plastic tubes. Not bad, ey!
How To Send Back Your Tubes
Pop your empty white tubes (with lids on) in a suitable envelope – don’t worry we’ll recycle your envelope too.
Write the Freepost address
“Freepost First Mile – Bulldog”
on your envelope (yes, that’s the full address!)
Take your envelope to the post office for drop off. Unfortunately, most post boxes are too narrow for our tube lids – you can always give it a go if you’re feeling adventurous.
Tip: Try to pick an envelope (pre-used if possible) that’s just the right size, no point in shipping empty space.
How We Recycle Your Tubes
We’ll receive your empty tubes (with lids on please) and sort them. We’ll then put them through a process called Microwave Pyrolysis which turns the plastic from the tubes into an oil. We then take this oil, refine it and use it to make new plastic pellets. These plastic pellets can then be used to create brand new tubes. The best bit about the whole process, it powers itself so it’s carbon neutral. That’s right, during Microwave Pyrolysis, a gas is released that is captured and used as energy to power the whole process.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why bother sending them back, can’t I just put these in my recycling bin?
The UK recycling system is a bit of a lottery, items that can be recycled in one local authority might not be able to be recycled by another. Additionally, plastic is traditionally “downcycled” when it’s disposed of via curb side recycling. This means it is turned into plastic that is of a lower quality than the original plastic that was disposed of. That’s why we’re launching our tube recycling scheme with First Mile. Through the scheme all tubes sent back to us will be recycled and turned back into high-quality new tubes.
- Should I clean my tubes before I sent them back?
No, don’t worry about cleaning your tubes. Water is a precious resource so you don’t need to wash them out as they will get a thorough wash during the recycling process – let’s not waste water by washing them twice.
Squeeze out as much of that precious Bulldog formula as you can before sending them to us. That’s good enough for us.
- Should I leave the lids on?
Yes, please. There is no need to remove the lids.
Send your tubes back with the lids and caps on. If you’ve lost the lid don’t worry, you can still send the tube back. Just remember to make sure there is no product left inside.
- How many can I send back?
You can send back as many empty Bulldog white tubes as you like. We’d love to receive them all.
- Can I use a box?
You can, but if you just have a few tubes, it’s best to pop them in an envelope rather than a box. That’s because a box takes up more space in a delivery vehicle, so it isn’t as efficient. A top tip is to squeeze the air out of the tube to compress it, then pop the lid back on. That way it’ll be taking up as small a space as possible. There’s no point in posting air, right.
- Can I send back other brands products too?
Unfortunately not. We cannot take other brands products as we won’t know the composition of their packaging and won’t be able to recycle it alongside our tubes.
- Can I send back some of my other Bulldog products?
Not at the moment. Our white sugarcane tubes make up a large portion of our entire range so we’re starting here.