REDcycle Partnership

Rafferty’s Garden are proud to officially become a REDcycle partner!

What is RedCycle?

REDcyle is a program developed and implemented by RED Group, a Melbourne-based consulting and recycling organisation. REDcycle is a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastics. REDcycle is a recycling initiative that diverts soft plastics from landfill and turns them into new products, such as fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture & bollards.

This initiative can help Rafferty’s Garden to divert over 200 tonnes* of soft plastic from landfill.

What’s soft plastic?

Soft plastics are essentially the kind of plastics that can be scrunched into a ball. Do the ‘scrunch test’ to check if your plastic meets the soft plastic criteria. If it can be scrunched into a ball it can be placed in a REDcycle drop off bin. If the plastic can’t be scrunched into a ball, it can’t be recycled via REDcycle.

Common items for REDcycle include: bread bags, plastic bags, biscuit wrappers, frozen food bags, pasta and rice bags.

A comprehensive list of what to REDcycle.

 
What Rafferty’s Garden Products can be Redcycled?
  • All Rafferty’s Garden Pouches 120g
  • All Rafferty’s Garden Chilled Yoghurts 70g
  • Strawberry Yoghurt Buttons 28g & Mixed Berry Yoghurt Buttons 28g
How do you do it?

REDcycle has teamed up with Coles & Woolworths to make it easy for you to keep your used soft plastics out of landfill.

REDcycle Steps:
  1. COLLECT!
    • Collect all the soft plastics that can’t be recycled at home.
    • Please ensure it is dry and as empty as possible
  1. DROP!
    • Drop your soft plastics into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and RED Group will do the rest.
    • REDcycle bins are typically located near the supermarket checkout.
    • Find your nearest drop off point.
  1. RECYCLE!
    • REDcycle will use the material to produce a range of recycled-plastic products, such as fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards and other products

 

Top Tips:
    • There is no need to wash pouches.
    • Keep the lid on! This helps keep the mould out.
    • Packs must be empty and dry when deposited. 

For more Frequently Asked Questions, visit the REDcycle website.

*Tonnes estimate based on FY20 sales data.