Australasian Recycling Label

The Australasian Recycling Label is an evidence-based system that provides easy to understand instructions about how to correctly dispose of every part of your product’s packaging, so you know which parts belong in recycling, the rubbish or can be returned to a Coles or Woolworths store.

How does it work?


The coloured recycling symbol, means that this piece of packaging can be placed in the recycling bin as it is.

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Conditionally Recyclable

The clear recycling symbol, means that you must follow instructions to recycle. If you don't, it has to go in the rubbish bin.

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Not Recyclable

The rubbish bin symbol, means that this piece of packaging is not recyclable and you must place it in the rubbish bin.

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Why Do We Need It?

Australians care about the environment and want to do the right thing.

But with hundreds of recycling labels out there, getting recycling right can be confusing, and even recycling gurus get it wrong.

The Australasian Recycling Label removes recycling confusion. And when we dispose of our waste correctly, we keep contamination out of the waste stream and recyclable material away from landfill.

Multiple Components

Most products have multiple pieces of packaging. The Australasian Recycling Label tells you what to do with each one of them.

In this case, the carton sleeve can be placed in the recycling bin, the plastic film can be returned to the soft plastics bin located at any Coles or Woolworths Store, and the tray is not recyclable, so it needs to be placed in the rubbish bin.

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