Steps to Recycle Your Packaging Better

Plastic Packaging

Just 16% of plastic packaging is recoverd in Australia compared to 63% of paper and cardboard packaging.

Packaging Used

A huge amount of packaging is sold in Australia each year. (Source: APCO 2020, Our Packaging Future)

95% Energy Saved

Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy used to make new metal from raw materials.


Say no to plastic bags offered in fashion shops, you can use your BYO bags here too.

Remember your shopping bags, water bottle and coffee cup when you leave the house.


Rinse out zip lock bags, ice cream and yogurt containers, and use them again to keep and store food.

Buy in bulk to make containers last longer and use them again for refills at the bulk food store.


Look for the Australasian Recycling Label, the ARL helps you dispose of packaging correctly.

To close the recycling loop, look for packaging made from recycled content like drink, shampoo and detergent bottles.

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