Plastic Police Partnerships – Tackling the issue of soft plastic

Samantha Cross. Hunter Valley, NSW.

Cross Connections Consulting as Plastic Police® Coordinator has been trialling and establishing aggregation points and collection services for soft plastics with schools, councils and businesses. We now wish to engage schools and businesses in a regional pilot program in the Hunter Region.  They will receive collection stands, special recycling bags and support to encourage their school communities or staff to collect soft plastics at home and drop them off at the program aggregation points.  Businesses can also collect their own generated soft plastics like pallet wrapping and shrink wrap and engage staff in the program.  The plastics will be collected so they can be baled and taken to a program partner who turns the material into new products.

The Plastic Police® program is an innovative community engagement and recycling program that will result in greater engagement across the community to divert soft plastic from landfill, reduce litter, raise awareness on recycling opportunities and close the loop by turning what would have been waste into useful new products.

With your support, we will be able to demonstrate local communities’ ability, commitment and success in tackling the issue of soft plastics which otherwise still ends up in landfill or as litter.  

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