Not sure if that’s actually a word. War on Waste used it so it must be!
Will it pass the scrunch test? What I mean is……..can you scrunch it up!
There was a time when the supermarkets used to encourage shoppers to return their single use bags to them for recycling – then single use bags at the big chains disappeared (so did the collection bins).
Now there are new bins near the checkouts- the supermarkets are working in conjunction with a company who will also take your plastics (lots of different ones) The emphasis now is on all sorts of soft plastics – and here’s the buzzword…..soft scrunchable ones!
Redcycle takes just about any of them – they talk about the scrunch test Here.
Which means that all those plastic wrappers like the packet the frozen peas came in or the stuff the big bundles of toilet rolls were wrapped up in that were tossed into the general rubbish bin because they couldn’t go into council recycling now have a dedicated recycling destination.
So all of you in Australia ‘Use it or Lose it’
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RED Group, a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation, has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic.
RED Group has teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most-loved brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.
RED Group also would like to acknowledge the key role of our partners at Replas – http://www.replas.com.au/ – who produce a range of great products using the recycled materials.
As of 2018, a partnership with Downer and Close the Loop means that soft plastic is now also a component of a new municipal road infrastructure.
The REDcycle Program is true product stewardship model where manufacturers, retailers and consumers are sharing responsibility in creating a sustainable future.