Red Cycle by Red Group
RED Group is a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation and has developed and implemented the REDcycle Program; a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic. They 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. The REDcycle Program is true product stewardship model where manufacturers, retailers and consumers are sharing responsibility in creating a sustainable future.
- Collect all the soft plastics that you can’t recycle at home.
- Please ensure they are dry and as empty as possible.
- Drop your soft plastics into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and RED Group will do the rest.
- There are more than 830 participating supermarkets around Australia. Find the REDcycle drop off point nearest to you.
- REDcycle bins are typically located near the checkout. There are currently a few different types of REDcycle bins in use depending on the store so please ask at the customer service desk if you can’t locate the bin.
- The collected plastic is returned to RED Group’s facility for initial processing, then delivered to Victorian manufacturer Replas where it undergoes an incredible transformation.
- Replas uses the material as the resource to produce a huge range of recycled-plastic products, from fitness circuits to sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards, signage and more.
For the full comprehensive list of what to REDcycle, click here.
The Replas process is very efficient – we use about 25% of the power that it takes to make virgin plastic. Replas does not wash the plastic making it so there is no water used. Replas only adds colour and UV stabiliser to their products at an add rate of roughly 2%.
The only waste created are any contaminates like aluminum cans or bottles which are of course recycled. The other bonus is that Replas products replace a lot of things that use valuable resources like timber etc. These products at end of life, or when damaged, can be recycled back into new recycled plastic products.
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Eco-buy was a government based organisation that compiled reports that are of extraordinary value to Replas. These reports came from a 500,000 Victorian grant aiming to show why governments and corporations should purchase recycled plastic. Here, you will find fact sheets that explain the benefits of using recycled plastic products in full detail. As well as saving money through these products, making sure it is fit-for-purpose, and much more.