Q: Are the plastic bags in your Australian packaging recyclable in the normal Australian council bins?
- Andrew, Perth, Western Australia
A: Hey Andrew, thanks for your question. The plastic bags or liners as we call them are made from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), which is not readily recycled in the yellow council bins.
But there is a solution! You can take the liners (and any other soft plastics you have) to your local supermarkets who have REDcycle bins. REDCycle then transforms these plastics into useful items such as plastic furniture and playground equipment, which helps to reduce the amount of HDPE plastics from going to landfills.
Read more about RedCycle here