Plastic Free July 2021

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July in 2021 by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Take the challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org or make the change in whatever way you can.

Bring your own reusable shopping bags…. Refill your drink bottle…. Buy and store food in reusable containers….Bring a reusable coffee cup or dine in…… And say ‘no thanks’ to plastic straws.

Because when we each do a little, together we can achieve a lot!

Make a change and you’ll be joining millions of people from around the world taking a positive step to reduce single-use plastics.

Soft Plastics Recycling

The Redcycle soft plastics recycling service is now available in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets across Tasmania.

Soft plastic that can be ‘scrunched’ is accepted for recycling via these special collection bins.  Please remember that soft plastics can NOT be recycled via kerbside recycling bins in Tasmania.

Here are some examples of the soft plastics that can be dropped off at the special Redcycle recycling bins at the supermarkets:

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  • Bread bags (ties and tags removed)
  • Foil lined chip packets
  • Frozen food and veggie bags
  • Confectionery bags
  • Cereal box liner bags
  • Old ‘green’ reusable shopping bags
  • Rice and pasta packets
  • Plastic wrap from the outside of toilet paper and paper towels
  • Large pieces of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut in to A3 sized pieces).

For a full list of currently accepted soft plastic items, visit the redcycle website.

Redcycle partners with Replas to supply recycled plastics  that are used to make a wide range of products from bench seats to bollards, fencing, signs and much more.

verticaldividerRethink Waste aims to improve our efforts at reducing, reusing and
recycling in order to decrease the amount of waste that ends up as landfill.
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