The Best Way to Recycle your Soft Plastics
Here at Upcycled Grain Project, we are passionate about reducing waste and creating a sustainable future. So, let’s talk about soft plastics recycling. If you thought that soft, scrunchable plastics such as our wrappers couldn’t be recycled, you’re not alone! The good news is… they can be, which keeps it out of the landfill (woo hoo)!
Through the Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme, you can recycle our wrappers. How does it work? It’s simple… all you need to do is:
Collect your wrappers from around the house, office, car... or wherever you might have them stashed.
Turn the wrappers inside out, clean them and allow them to dry overnight.
Drop your clean and dry wrappers at one of the Soft Plastic Recycling bins located at selected stores around the country. Find your nearest store here.
Often we think about recycling as being too hard, and quite frankly you can’t blame us! The collection criteria for recycling differ between regions, heck they differ between suburbs. But access to these Soft Plastics Recycling Bins makes it that little bit easier.
You may be wondering what happens to this plastic? Future Post uses recycled soft plastics to produce plastic fence posts, while Second Life Plastics uses it to produce products such as ducting. Check out more about these awesome kiwi businesses here.
At Upcycled Grain Project, we don’t just want to reduce food waste by upcycling leftover Brewers’ spent grain, but we want to create a closed-loop economy by recycling soft plastics. Of course, we need your help sustainable superheroes! After purchasing our sustainably delicious snacks we kindly ask you to use your nearest soft plastic bin – let’s make a habit of it… a habit to be proud of!
You know what they say, the more the merrier! Check out what else from around your home can be recycled here. The more we can keep out of landfill, the better!