All our bags are made of recyclable material – a combination of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) . However those type of bags have selected collection points. Check with your local council to see if they collect LDPE plastics. LDPE fall under Recycling number 4.
Not all councils accept those due to the nature of their recycling system – some bags can damage machines inside sorting facilities and even cause some machines to break down, which could prevent other materials from being recycled.
IF your council does accept these soft plastics, please ensure that you empty the contents and wash the bags before placing in any recycling bin. Many supermarkets have special plastic bag recycling bins near the customer entry. Plastic bags placed in these bins can be recycled because they don’t need to be sorted and separated from other types of recycling. Plastic bags placed in these recycling bins must be clean. Be careful to check which bags are accepted as some bins accept only the light LDPE grocery shopping bags, while others may also accept heavier plastics.
Our latest bagged products such as BLACK MARVEL Garden Compost and BLACK MARVEL Potting Mix are registered under the Redcycle program. Those bags bear the redcycle logo on the back and can be dropped off into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and RED Group will do the rest. There are participating supermarkets all around Australia.