I have been looking at our rubbish bin lately and thinking about how we can reduce what we throw out each week. Not that we throw out a lot. We usually have only 2 bags of rubbish in our bin each week but I think that we could be doing more.
One of the things that I have noticed often appears in our bin are different types of soft plastic. Until just recently I was under the impression that these could not be recycled.
I was wrong!!
The following types of plastic can be recycled:
Plastic Shopping Bags
Pasta and Rice Bags
Lolly and Biscuit Packets
Fresh Fruit and Vegie Bags
Frozen Food Bags
Magazine and Newspaper Wrapping
Clean Plastic Wrap/Film
Old Green Bags
Cereal Bags (personally I save these as they protect food from freezer burn and are great for keeping lettuce fresh)
Many Coles stores have a special bin where you can take all these types of plastics to be recycled. To fine your nearest Coles store that offers this service click here.
And check out what they do with it:
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who make new products from our waste plastic.
Did you know this service existed?
Do you drop off your bags?
Below are some other links that relate to the subject that you might like to check out.
Recycling Near You
SITA's Recycling Tips
Clean Up Australia
Coles - Dealing with Waste