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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RED Group is a Melbourne-based consulting & recycling organisation that's developed & implemented an innovative soft plastic recycling initiative, the REDcycle Program.

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We have to create a better circular economy in Australia. This video from our partner, Replas, explains the importance of the 'Pull Through Effect'. Now…

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That's right, 1 billion pieces! That's 4150 tonnes diverted from landfill. Not a bad effort from a mum who was concerned that she had no…

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Supporting a circular economy in Australia Yesterday the Federal government announced their $1 BILLION WASTE AND RECYCLING PLAN TO TRANSFORM WASTE INDUSTRY. The Morrison Government…

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Supporting a circular economy!

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2 months 4 weeks ago

This is a bit fantastic 🙂 Supporting a true circular economy! Creating a market for products made from recycled materials.

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3 months 1 week ago

More examples of products made from recycled materials 'in action'. Has your council embraced supporting the circular economy? 🙂

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As indicated in the last post, it's important to get recycling right - for so many reasons! We encourage our REDcyclers to also follow Sustainability…

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It's so incredibly important to get it right when it comes to recycling. And yes, it CAN be confusing. The video and links below will…

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Do you know about the Zero Waste Festival happening online? It started last weekend, but there's plenty more interesting online presentations happening this weekend! INCLUDING…

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