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Aussie Supermarkets Export Plastics for Recycling After REDcycle Collapse

Australia’s major supermarket chains have begun shipping samples of soft plastics overseas to be recycled, as they grapple with the aftermath of the collapsed REDcycle scheme, which resulted in thousands of tonnes of stockpiled plastics. Coles and Woolworths assumed responsibility for the plastic stockpiles in February, after REDcycle went into liquidation and left creditors, including […]

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Coles and Woolworths criticised for promoting defunct recycling program

Questions have been raised regarding the promotion of a soft plastic recycling program by Coles and Woolworths, despite its collapse last year. Both retailers still inform customers through plastic packaging for various products that they can return soft plastics to stores for recycling. However, a recent photo uploaded by a shopper on social media shows

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Redcycle

Coles, Woolworths Redcycle collapses after secret stockpiles revealed

Australia’s largest plastic bag recycling program has collapsed amid revelations hundreds of millions of bags and other soft plastic items dropped off by customers at Coles and Woolworths are being secretly stockpiled in warehouses and not recycled. Instead of being taken to companies that use the plastic to make other items, REDcycle has been transporting

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