BISCUIT snackers and teeth cleaners in Selkirk are being encouraged to help the planet with some added recycling.

Almost all cake bar, biscuit and cracker wrappers can't currently be put in Scottish Borders Council's blue recycling bins.

And normally end up in landfill.

But a new initiative at Selkirk Parish Church is hoping to reverse the trend.

Anne Bethune is one of the organisers. She told us: "Even though they look like foil you can’t put biscuit wrappers in the blue bin.

"But we have now placed a TerraCycle box in Selkirk Parish Church hall for anyone to use.

"You can now collect biscuit, cracker and cake bar wrappers and recycle them with Terracycle.

"Anyone can collect the wrappers at home and take them to the church hall next time they are passing.

"Alternatively give them to a church member or someone who goes to pilates, zumba or new age curling in the church hall.

"TerraCycle collects all sorts of hard-to-recycle items which they are able to recycle into other products - so much better than sending more to landfill."

A secondary TerraCycle box has also been placed with Selkirk Dental Practice for the collection of empty toothpaste tubes and old toothbrushes.