Recycle your plastic bags and plastic packaging via Redcycle


Image stolen from redcycle.net.au

Image stolen from redcycle.net.au

I know you love to recycle, and that you already know Coles will take your old shopping bags, but how good is this? On behalf of Redcycle they now also take:

  • biscuit packets
  • confectionery packets
  • bread bags
  • rice and pasta bags
  • produce bags
  • frozen food bags
  • old reusable bags

Coles say:

Supported by major retail brands, this program has diverted over 37 tonnes and more than 9 million of plastic bags from landfill over the past year.

I’m sure it’s also a sneaky way of us getting to spend our dollars there too, but you can always drop your recycling and head off to a smaller, independent grocer ….

Thanks to the lovely Kathryn Hennig for the heads up on this one.

What do you wish you could recycle but can’t?

9 responses to “Recycle your plastic bags and plastic packaging via Redcycle

  1. That is great to know! It reminds me of something I’ve been meaning to mention, and which may interest your readers: an interview with Gina Prendergast on Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/a-life-without-plastic3a-one-woman27s-mission/4812120
    She undertook to live for a year without using any new plastic. She has lots of tips on avoiding plastic on her website http://plasticfreelifestyle.com/ and she would be a great speaker for mothers’ groups or similar.

    • Thank you so much, Olivia! I will check it out, as I’d love to know more about avoiding plastics…. they have their benefits, but the after effects are a bit depressing.

  2. I’ve started keeping a separate bag for those plastic items which can be collected for recycling at Coles. When I dropped off my first 2 bags full their bin was full, everyone must be catching on or it just needed
    emptying.
    What do you do with polystyrene?

  3. Oh my gosh thank so much for posting this! I can’t believe a mad greenie like me missed this (maybe cause I don’t shop at Coles much) but I am so excited! Between my current kerbside recycling, reducing what we consume whenever we can and composting, my red wheelie bin is going to be almost empty now! Awesome.

  4. I would love to recycle my unwanted cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs and their covers. A council in inner city Melbourne says on their website that they take them but I’ll have to drive in to find out. Any other ideas??

    • What do you mean drive in to find out? If you’re speaking of the recycling depot in Roseneath Street, Clifton Hill I can tell you they definitely do take all that media!

  5. Has anyone found anywhere in Sydney that takes Floppy disks, CD’s cassettes and video tapes? I have a stack at work to get rid of. (all data already destroyed)

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