At RED Group, our mission is to do our part in building a sustainable future.
We’re committed to offering practical recycling solutions for products at end of their useful life and giving something of value to schools at the same time.
That’s why we developed The RED Project − a complete closed-loop system where used plastic bags, “green” bags, and plastic packaging are not sent to landfill, but become the resource used to manufacture playground furniture and other products for Australian schools.
The RED Project has two key objectives:
Firstly, we want to encourage sustainable behaviours by offering a practical, engaging, Australian-based recycling solution for used flexible plastic waste, a material not currently accepted through kerbside recycling bins.
And secondly, we want to support and optimise the experience for participating primary schools by offering recycling education workshops and offering products made from their own recycled plastic waste.
How will we achieve this? By enrolling primary schools in the RED Project!
Once your school is enrolled, the RED Project team will assist in getting the school started on our three-step process.
RED Recycling Workshops − The RED Project will run a series of Recycling Education incursions at each school that focus on different types of plastic, the impact of plastic in landfill, and introduce students to the closed-loop recycling model from a conceptual perspective.
RED Bag Drive − Schools will be invited to hold an annual RED Plastic Bag Drive. The RED Project will provide each school with a RED Collection Bin where students can drop the plastic bags, used “green bags”, and plastic packaging brought in from home during the RED Plastic Drive.
BAG Collection− The RED Project will then pick up the collected waste and deliver it to our recycling partner Replas in Victoria, where it will be converted into a range of useful new items such as sturdy outdoor furniture and signage. For the first two pickups, schools will receive a rebate of $5 for every kg of plastic that can be used toward the purchase of recycled plastic products made from waste the students have collected.
It all adds up to a unique opportunity to change the culture of your school by helping students and your school community to understand and appreciate first-hand the importance of recycling.
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.