Yes, it’s true, Ziploc® brand bags are recyclable via the national REDcycle program’s in-store drop off points located at more than 1800 Coles and Woolworths stores nationally.
You can bring your used, empty and dry Ziploc® Bags, along with other soft plastic materials, to put in the REDcycle drop-off bins that are typically located near the checkout.
Our Ziploc® cartons are made from 100% recycled paperboard with a minimum 35% post-consumer content. They are recyclable via Kerbside recycling.
The process of recycling uses far less energy than manufacturing with brand new raw materials. Recycling conserves energy and natural resources, reduces pollution, and helps prevent landfill. Simply put, recycling protects the environment for children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Find Recycling Locations
To find your nearest REDcycle drop off point visit: http://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle.
WHERE DOES THE SOFT PLASTIC GO?
REDcycle bring the recovered plastic back to their facility for initial processing, then it is delivered to Australian manufacturers Replas, Downer and Close the Loop, 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, to bollards, signage and more. Downer and Close the Loop use the soft plastic as a component of a new municipal road infrastructure, combining it with recycled toner cartridges and glass.
Unlike other recycling streams, the REDcycle recovery and recycling solution is all “on-shore” within Australia, with nothing exported overseas.