The thing about soft plastics is that they can’t be put in your kerbside recycling collection – your recycling bin at home. That’s where REDcycle steps in. REDcycle has over 1,800 drop-off points across Australia – one in every Coles and Woolworths around the country – where you can take your soft plastics to be recycled into new products.
To know what packaging to put in which recycling – do the ‘scrunch test’. If it’s soft plastic and CAN be scrunched into a ball, it can be placed in a REDcycle drop-off bin. If it’s plastic that CAN’T be scrunched into a ball, it cannot be recycled via REDcycle but it may be able to via your kerbside pick-up – look for the Australian recycling logo.
A full list of what can be recycled via the REDcycle program is available on the REDcycle website.