Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Recycling Plastic Packaging

Did you know that you can recycle all sorts of soft plastics?

These include:

  • Shopping bags (including reusable ‘green’ bags)
  • Fresh fruit and vegie bags
  • Bread bags
  • Biscuit packaging and confectionery packaging
  • Rice & pasta packets and frozen food bags
  • Glad wrap
  • Thin plastic lids found on lots of refridgerated items

Green Bins located outside Coles supermarkets recycle both plastic bags AND the soft plastics that can’t go into your recycling bin.

By composting, recycling and using these bins for soft plastics, you can reduce your landfill waste to almost zero!!!!

More information about this initiative can be found on the Coles website.

With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government