Our mission is to close the loop on soft plastic waste through engagement, collaboration and innovation

Soft plastics have low rates of recycling and can’t be placed in most kerbside recycling bins. This means most soft plastics end up in landfill or as litter, where over time it ‘breaks up’ into smaller plastic pieces that can enter the food chain, cause environmental pollution and harm wildlife. Plastic Police® is a circular economy solution for soft plastic waste, with the goal of keeping soft plastics out of landfill and out of our oceans.

Plastic Police® is a local community engagement program to collect, recycle and reuse soft plastics. We partner with organisations, including businesses and councils, to collect soft plastics and turn it into new and useful products for local communities to enjoy, including asphalt and outdoor products.

Plastic Police® has always been about more than recycling. We are passionate about environmental education and helping communities and organisations to rethink, better manage and ultimately reduce the use of soft plastic where possible. We investigate new ways and develop strategic collaborations that enable soft plastics to be collected, reprocessed and remanufactured for reuse, so together we can create a better future – for our planet and ourselves.

Remember, if you can scrunch it, you can save it!

OUR STORY
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MILLION PIECES OF SOFT PLASTIC SAVED FROM LANDFILL
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RESIDENTS ABLE TO DROP-OFF SOFT PLASTICS AT THEIR LOCAL COUNCIL
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PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS RECYCLING SOFT PLASTICS AT SCHOOL
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PEOPLE RECYCLING SOFT PLASTICS AT THEIR WORKPLACE
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ORGANISATIONS NO LONGER SENDING SOFT PLASTICS TO LANDFILL
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COMMUNITY SCREENINGS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARIES

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 Pride Dry Cleaning
Plastic Police Participants Quest Apartment Hotels
Plastic Police Participants City of Newcastle
Plastic Police Participants John Holland
Plastic Police Participants Central Coast Council

We know waste

Plastic Police® is delivered by Cross Connections Consulting, a sustainability and waste management consultancy in the Hunter region NSW. Cross Connections helps organisations, projects and councils reduce, rethink and better manage all types of waste, not just soft plastics. Cross Connections can assist with:

  • Waste audits
  • Resource efficiency review
  • Grant applications
  • Circular economy projects and planning
  • Low waste events
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Key note speaking

Visit Cross Connections to learn more.

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