Soft Plastics Recycling
The REDcycle program makes it easy for consumers to keep plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.
REDcycle have teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most loved brands to make it east for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.
Do you want to do more good?
Instead of your soft plastics going into your red-lidded general waste bin, you can recycle your soft plastics through the REDcycle program. This means, instead of your soft plastics going to landfill, they are recycled and repurposed.
Where to recycle soft plastics?
You can find REDcycle collection points at your local Woolworths and Coles stores.
No soft plastics can go into your yellow-lidded bin. Why?
Soft plastics are not recognised by the recycling machinery that sorts recyclables into their separate waste streams, it causes mechanical issues and contaminates the other recyclables placed into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. The difference between hard and soft plastics can be confusing, however a general rule is if it is soft plastic and CAN be scrunched into a ball e.g. plastic bag, it can be collected for REDcycle and CANNOT go into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. If it is hard plastic that CANNOT be scrunched into a ball e.g. a milk bottle, it can be recycled through your yellow-lidded recycling bin and not accepted through REDcycle.
It’s important to note that plastics that can go in the Red Lidded General Waste Bin are perfect to drop off to REDcycle.
What do they do with the soft plastics recycled through REDcycle?
Once the soft plastics are collected, they are processed and delivered to manufacturers Plastic Forests or Replas where the soft plastics are chipped and turned into an array of products such as outdoor furniture, garden beds, fence posts, bollards, dog agility equipment and more. Find out more here https://halvewaste.com.au/plastic-forests-pty-ltd/ and https://www.replas.com.au/
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