SOFT PLASTIC RECYCLING

Did you know?

Topping the list of items found polluting our beaches and waterways are cigarette butts, which contain plastic filters, followed closely by soft plastic bags and food wrappers. Plastic water bottles come in at a close third, which have a better home in a comingle bin. Soft plastics are also a contaminator in our recycling systems and placing them in your general waste bin means they end up in landfill, causing harm to our environment too. 

 

There is good green news, soft plastics can be recycled in their own stream and not mixed with rigid plastics. They can be appropriately shredded, melted and repurposed into plastic products such as outdoor furniture, decking and a number of other items. Supermarkets have the REDcycle initiative (www.redcycle.com.au), where returned soft plastics used for fruit and veggie shopping and other soft plastic bags, including grocery packaging, is returned and turned into useful items.

 

If your business has a lot of soft plastic to dispose of, we have a commercial solution for you too.

What you can do?

You can be part of a solution and take part in our aim to assist Australia in reaching its National Packaging Targets goal of recycling 70% of plastic packaging by 2025.

 

What CAN be included in your Soft Plastic Recycling Bin:

  • Plastic bags

  • Bread, pasta, rice & cereal bags

  • Lolly & ice cream wrappers

  • Biscuit, crackers & chip packets

  • Chocolate & snack bar wrappers

  • Used glad wrap

  • Bubble wrap

  • Pet food pouches

  • Zip lock bag

  • Wine and water bladders

  • Rice bags

  • Post satchels

  • Plastic films

  • Frozen food wrapping

 

Prohibited Items in your Soft Plastic Recycling Bin:

  • Plastic bottles

  • Biscuit trays

  • Coffee bags

  • Rubber & latex

  • Balloons

  • Foil 

  • Adhesive tape

  • Polypropylene bags

  • Degradable bio-degradable or compostable bags

 

Please contact our Waste Management Consultants at sales@speediewaste.com.au / or phone us on +61 3 9305 2265 to organise a quotation and collection.

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