AU Redcycle

Thank you for your passion and commitment to REDcycle and soft plastics recycling!

If you have a question, please browse through the pages of this site first.  You will find a comprehensive list of what can or can’t be recycled, our current locations, and our FAQs page answers most questions.

about REDcycle

RED Group is a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation who has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic.

 

We have teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s most-loved brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill.

 

We also want to acknowledge the key role of our Australian manufacturing partners:

  1. Since 2010, RED Group has collaborated with Victorian manufacturer, Replaswww.replas.com.au – who produce a range of over 200 recycled plastic products such as benches, decking, and signage using the recovered REDcycle plastic as a resource. As part of their partnership with REDcycle, both Coles and Woolworths have committed purchasing Replas recycled plastic customer benches for stores, resulting in the manufacture of over one thousand units since the REDcycle Program launched. Replas’ client base includes councils, parks and gardens, universities, sporting venues, and other municipal facilities. The Replas primary processing facility is located in Ballarat with a showroom and fabrication plant in Carrum Downs, Victoria. 
  2. In 2018, RED Group partnered with Close the Loop, enabling processed REDcycle plastic to be blended with waste printer toner to create a high grade asphalt additive, TonerPlas – https://www.closetheloop.com.au/tonerplas/. Close the Loop is based in Somerton, Victoria with international facilities in both the US and Belgium.  Downer Group, a major roads infrastructure provider, mixes the TonerPlas product with recycled glass to produce the final product, Reconophalt. The first road containing Reconophalt was laid in the Victorian suburb of Cragieburn in May 2018. Every 1 km of road paved with Reconophalt uses approximately: 530,000 plastic shopping bag equivalents; 168,000 glass bottle equivalents; Waste toner from 12,500 printer cartridges; 20% reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP)
  3. In 2019, RED Group also partnered with Plastic Forests who use the REDcycle plastic as a component of their new Mini Wheel Stops (https://plasticforests.com.au/product/mini-wheel-stops/), I beams for transport, garden edging, and cable covers. Plastic Forests is the first REDcycle manufacturing partner to launch recycled products available to the consumer market, such as the Mini Wheel Stop and mounting blocks for home air conditioners. Plastics Forests processing facility is based in Albury, NSW. 

 

The REDcycle Program is true product stewardship model where manufacturers, retailers and consumers are sharing responsibility in creating a sustainable future.

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Are you familiar with the new ARL symbols? These are being phased in on all packaging. Anything with an ARL symbol has been assessed by

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Today, Frankston City Council celebrated being the first council in Australia to install Polyrok in a footpath. Over 110,000 pieces of soft plastic packaging have

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NATIONAL RECYCLING WEEK! All this week we'll be showcasing products made from the soft plastics recovered from REDcycle bins across the country. First, from our