Until recently, soft plastics could be placed in your yellow-topped kerbside recycling bin.
Now that we understand more about what happens to our plastic waste in China, we advise you to take your soft plastic to a REDcycle bin where we know it is reprocessed in Australia. See more about where and what to REDcycle below.
The REDcycle Program makes it easy for consumers to keep plastic bags and packaging out of landfill.
- Collect all the soft plastics that you can’t recycle at home.
- Please ensure they are dry and as empty as possible.
- Drop your soft plastics into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and RED Group will do the rest.
- There are participating supermarkets all around Australia.
REDcycle bins are typically located near the checkout. There are currently a few different types of REDcycle bins in use depending on the store so please ask at the customer service desk if you can’t locate the bin
- The collected plastic is returned to RED Group’s facility for initial processing, then delivered to Victorian manufacturer Replas where it undergoes an incredible transformation.
- Replas uses the material as the resource to produce a huge range of recycled-plastic products, from fitness circuits to sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards, signage and more.
the comprehensive list of what to REDcycle
Please note that the REDcycle Program has been developed for post consumer household plastic. Participating supermarkets are not obliged to accept large volumes of commercial plastic waste.