The REDcycle Program

The RED Group, in partnership with Coles, Woolworths and other well known Australian brands, provides this innovative recycling program that diverts plastic bags and packaging from landfill and turns them into the resource used to manufacture new products.

How does it work:

1. COLLECT all soft plastics that can’t be recycled at home

2. DROP them off at a participating Coles or Woolworths that has a drop off bin. Use the store locator to find your nearest drop off point http://redcycle.net.au/redcycle/locator

3. RED Group will RECYCLE them into fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards and other products. Check out the Replas website to see the amazing transformation.


What plastics can be recycled in a REDcycle bin:

  • Bread, pasta & rice bags
  • Cereal box liners
  • Biscuit packets
  • Frozen food bags
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Squeeze pouches
  • Plastic sachets
  • Bubble wrap
  • Chocolate & muesli bar wrappers
  • Silver-lined chip & cracker packets
  • Confectionary bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Netting citrus bags
  • Polypropylene bags
  • Plastic film from grocery items like nappies and toilet paper
  • Courier satchels
  • Newspaper wrap
  • Sturdy pet food bags
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into pieces the size of an A3 sheet of paper first)

Click image to download a copy of REDcycle’s poster

A handy hint:

“If the plastic CAN be scrunched up (into a ball) in your hand, it can be placed in a REDcycle Program drop off bin. If it CAN’T be scrunched, it should be recycled at home via your kerbside collection.”


Do plastics need to be cleaned of crumbs or food scraps before recycling?

There’s no need to wash your plastic packaging out before dropping it in the REDcycle bin as Replas’ manufacturing processes can tolerate a limited amount of contamination.
It’s actually wet plastic that’s more of an issue because wet plastic can go mouldy before it’s processed, rendering it unusable. Ideally all packaging returned for recycling via the REDcycle Program drop off bins should be ’empty and dry’, but small amounts of dried up gravy or a few crumbs in a bread bag, for example, are absolutely fine.


For more information, visit the
REDcycle website or download The REDcycle Program brochure.

By ceres|2017-11-06T18:34:11+10:00April 28th, 2016|0 Comments
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