Start recycling soft plastic at your school!

The Plastic Police® Starter Pack has everything a school needs to set up and run a soft plastic reduction and recycling program that works.

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Students recycling soft plastic

A 360-degree circular economy solution for soft plastics

Plastic Police® is much more than just recycling

We educate, engage and inspire organisations to be part of the solution by rethinking, better managing and reducing soft plastic waste, so together we can create a more sustainable future.

When it comes to soft plastic, there are three important actions we can all take right now to better manage soft plastic waste:

  1. Reduce our soft plastic waste where possible.
  2. Recycle what we cannot reduce.
  3. Repurchase recycled products.
At Plastic Police®, our purpose is to tackle the soft plastic waste problem through education. We pledge to help organisations and communities implement circular solutions for soft plastic.

Let’s reduce, recycle and repurchase soft plastic, together.

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Plastic Police 3Rs

If you can scrunch it, you can save it!

Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched in your hand.

Household generated soft plastics include plastic bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, chip packets, snack wrappers, postage bags and cling wrap. Business generated soft plastics include product packaging, shrink wrap, pallet wrap and builder’s sheeting. Soft plastics are recycled into new and useful products for organisations and communities.

Case Studies

Read more about selected projects implemented within the Plastic Police® program
Case StudiesProject Reconophalt road laid at the John Holland Maintenance Facility in Kangy Angy

John Holland paves the way with recycled roads.

John Holland and Plastic Police® collaborate on Australia-first sustainability initiative. Date: 3 July 2020 Soft plastics collected on this Central Coast infrastructure project have been recycled into roads for the same project in an Australia-first sustainability initiative. During the construction of Transport for NSW’s New Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility in Kangy Angy, John Holland employees…

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BusinessCase Studies Photo: Perforated cardboard packaging (Source: Mastershread)

Reducing soft plastic use: A success story

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…

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Testimonials

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We are proud to partner with organisations committed to making a difference in the community

Plastic Police Participants Dungog Shire
Plastic Police Participants Hunter Water
Plastic Police Participants University of Newcastle
Plastic Police Participants Biddabah Public School
Plastic Police Participants Mererether Beach
Plastic Police Participants Quarry Mining
Plastic Police Participants Newcastle Coal
Plastic Police Participants Singleton Council
Plastic Police Participants Belair Public School Take Just Pride
Plastic Police Participants Quest Apartment Hotels
Plastic Police Participants Pride Dry Cleaning
Plastic Police Participants City of Newcastle
Plastic Police Participants John Holland
Plastic Police Participants Central Coast Council