AU Where does the REDcycle plastic go? – Redcycle

Where does REDcycle plastic go?

Nothing is truly recycled until it re-enters the market as a recycled-content product and someone buys it.

REDcycle collaborates with three trusted, Australian owned and based recycling and manufacturing partners who utilise recovered material to produce a range of hundreds of recycled plastic products. Replas, Close the Loop and Plastic Forests. The following case studies show what happens to plastic collected by the REDcycle program.
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Support from Coles for products manufactured with REDcycle plastics

Coles and RED Group have been working together since 2011 on the REDcycle collection program. The company has been a great supporter of the circular economy for soft plastics. For years Coles has been buying benches containing REDcycle plastics for use outside its stores, and donating them to schools and community groups across Australia. READ MORE ...

Pioneers in the use of soft plastics to enhance road performance.

The Hume City Council has been a pioneer in the use of REDcycle plastics in roads. In the 12 months to June 2021 REDcycle collected 9 tonnes of soft plastic (equivalent to over two million plastic bags) in bins at Coles and Woolworths within the Hume City Council local government area. READ MORE ...

Circular Economy for soft plastics in Local Government

The Circular Economy is attracting the interest of local governments across the country. Some councils are appointing people to the role of Circular Economy Lead to take a more wholistic approach and some are just getting on with buying products containing recycled post-consumer waste. READ MORE ...

PLUSPosts – a new use for REDcycle plastics.

Plastic Forests is a multi-award-winning business that recycles post-consumer, post-agricultural and post-industrial soft plastics into a range of products. Late last year they started producing the PLUSPost. This steel-reinforced plastic post has been designed as an alternative to treated pine, concrete or steel fence posts. READ MORE ...