Redcycle

WHAT IS REDCYCLE?

RED Group is a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation who has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic. 

WHAT IS SOFT PLASTIC?

Soft plastic can be classified as the kind of plastic you can scrunch into a ball.

  • Household generated soft plastics include plastic bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, chip packets, snack wrappers, cling wrap...
  • Business generated soft plastics include product packaging, shrink wrap, pallet wrap, builder’s sheeting...

Basically, if you can scrunch it – you can save it!

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SOFT PLASTIC AFTER?

Soft plastic collected through the REDcycle program is used to create a range of recycled plastic products. 

In fact, did you know that the picket fencing at Howe Park is recycled plastic product? Almost 4000 pickets - equivalent to a whooping 450,000 plastic packages and 55.08 cubic meters of waste diverted from landfill!

For more information about where the recycled plastic goes and what it is used to make, click here

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HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Participation in the program is super simple: 

  1. Separate any soft plastic waste you generate from your general waste
  2. Shake free any remaining contaminants (such as chip or bread crumbs) 
  3. Dispose of it appropriately at one of the REDcycle collections points

Collection point are strategically situated at:

  • Coles Supermarket (located in Gowrie Street Mall)

IDEAS FOR GETTING ORGANISED AT HOME TO PARTICIPATE

  • Have a bin or bag dedicated to soft plastic waste located with your kitchen bins.
  • Commit to plastic free outings – unwrap your snacks and store in containers or bento lunch boxes and deal with your waste at home where your prepared for source separation
  • Make sure everyone in the family gets involved! Educate them about soft plastics and the program, and show them where to put their soft plastics