Recycling around Australia – Zero Waste Co

Recycling around Australia

We've been focussing on recycling symbols lately and we're almost at the end of the recycling numbers (we've got two left!) so we thought we'd do a post about where you can recycle some of these items that you shouldn't really put in your recycle bin. Unfortunately, a lot of items in Australia that go into the recycling bins do not actually end up being recycled! It is a great shame as we think that we are doing the right thing, only for these items to end up in landfill after all our hard work sorting and cleaning them ready to be recycled.

So with that in mind, there are ways that you can make sure that your plastics, etc do actually get recycled. This is because there are two main companies in Australia that their business is all about recycling.

If you want to make sure that your items are recycled then visit:

https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/

And

https://www.redcycle.net.au/

With TerraCycle (by the way, they are global too) you can recycle all sorts of plastic items that should not go into your recycle bin. They take toothbrushes, contact lenses (and the packets), coffee pods and more! You can send in your items when you have collected enough and they will recycle them for you! They also have business solutions too!

With RedCycle, they take soft plastics that will otherwise end up in landfill. They work with Coles and Woolworths to provide drop off points to make it easier.

For now and the foreseeable future plastic is a part of our lives that one day we will hopefully be rid of, but until then we have these guys!!


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