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  • 1.    Soft plastics recycling

    We are lucky to live in a council area (Nillumbik Vic) that has soft plastics recycling as part of our co-mingled recycling stream. We simply collect soft plastics in a soft plastic bag, tie it up and this can be thrown into our co-mingled bin along with cardboard, tins, aluminium, glass etc.

    Have you thought of getting your local council involved? Some community groups around Australia have successfully lobbied their council (or applied for a grant) that has enabled them to set up their own little version of the REDcycle Program.

    There are two ways you could go about this:

    1. Encourage your council to take the responsibility for collecting the plastics by providing a plastic packaging drop off point in a library or another public space, then packaging it up and posting it to RedCycle. It would be a matter of someone at the council gathering up all the collected packaging, popping it in extra-large post bags and taking the bags to the post office. At the RedCycle end, all the collected plastic, post bags and all, goes straight in to the mix for reprocessing.
    2. Approach the council for financial assistance only and organise a collection point as a community group, then have someone from the community group gather up all the  plastic and post it to RedCycle.

    With either of the above options, RedCycle can help your council or community group promote the service to residents by providing information and artwork for posters and brochures. 

    If recycling through your council is not an option, your next best bet is to find one of the more than 500 RedCycle soft plastics recycling points near you in Australia. 

    If you don't live near a drop-off point, you can always post your soft plastics to them direct:

    RED Group

      Attn: Plastic Packaging Recycling

      10 - 12 Thomas Road

      Laverton North, 3026