From bags to benches: how one primary school has saved over a tonne of soft plastics from landfill. Primary school students from Merewether’s Holy Family have showcased their recycling efforts with the installation of bench seating made from 100% recycled plastic for the school playground. Over the last two years, students, teachers and the school…
- Educate & Engage: We educate, engage and inspire organisations reduce soft plastic waste.
- Collect: Set up a soft plastics recycling station within your organisation.
- Recycle: Soft plastics are manufactured into products such as asphalt and furniture.
- Close the loop: Participating organisations purchase products to offset the soft plastics collected.
Quarry Mining extracts value from waste Plastic Police® participant Quarry Mining has implemented an innovative solution to help reduce soft plastic use within the business. The Hunter-based business manufactures and distributes steel products which were previously wrapped in plastic bubble wrap for protection during transport and storage. Quarry Mining purchased a Mastershred cardboard perforating machine…
The younger students are really getting into recycling. They come to school and see all the things we are doing for the environment and to be more sustainable. They take these learnings to their parents and want to start recycling soft plastics at home too.
Our staff are separating their soft plastics at home and bringing them into work to recycle. The Plastic Police® program is making them realise how much waste they produce and this is inspiring them to come up with solutions for reducing soft plastic waste in the business.
Knowing that the soft plastics is getting recycled is a peace of mind for us. Participating in this program is essential to helping solve the issue of soft plastics contaminating the environment and being a hazard to our wildlife.