Merici College Green Tip #11 - Your soft plastic waste can become something useful!

Do you know that you can recycle your plastic packaging through REDcycle with collection points at most Coles stores?

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

RED Group brings collected plastic to their facility for initial processing and then delivers it to Victorian based manufacturer Replas where it is used to produce a range of recycled-plastic products including fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards and signage.

The process is fascinating and can be seen by clicking on the clip below:


Scope chats to Replas about recycling plastic bags into products.

Since the program began in 2011, Coles has diverted more than 542 million pieces of flexible plastic from landfill across Australia.

Items suitable for collection can be found here, as well as acomprehensive list of what you can send to REDcycle:

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