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At HIGH5 we provide sports nutrition products to help you to enjoy your sport more and achieve the goals you’ve set out to achieve.
Whilst a lot of our packaging can be recycled, we know not everything is. Our single-use packaging (this includes our Energy Gel and Energy Bar wrappers) aren’t widely recyclable through traditional recycling facilities as they are made of multiple layers of different plastics. We have a responsibility to address it.
At the moment, the packaging we use for our gels and bars is the best way to make sure they are made, stored and used without bursting or splitting. It also makes sure they are kept fresh so they can do their job properly in providing you with a tasty energy boost. We take our responsibility to reduce our impact on the environment seriously which is why we are constantly looking at new materials. However, we know from our extensive investigations that a viable packaging material for our current single-use packaging is a long way off.
We know you will be able to enjoy your sport more knowing the products you’re taking aren’t having a negative impact on the environment which is why we have decided to take another form of action.
TerraCycle® is a recycling company specialising in hard-to-recycle waste. This means they take packaging that is not considered locally recyclable, like our Energy Gel and Energy Bar wrappers, and work with national waste management companies to turn them into a material that can be used to make new products.
How can I get involved in the HIGH5 Sports Nutrition Recycling Programme?
There are many ways you can get involved in the programme!
The following event organisers are part of the HIGH5 Sports Nutrition Recycling Programme:
2:09 Events Ltd
Active Leisure Events (including ESSAR Chester Marathon)
All or nothing Events
Always Aim High Events
Andy Cook Cycling
Bath Half Marathon
Brighton Marathon Weekend
Cambridge Half Marathon
Kings Cup Gravel Festival
Milton Keynes Marathon
Raiders Gravel Festival
Ride Across Britain
Run4Wales (including Cardiff Half Marathon)
Sidley London Revolution
Tour of Cambridgeshire
Threshold Trail Series
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