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Soft Plastics Recycling – It’s Not Dead and Buried

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”86546″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Karlene Brummer[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was devastated when the major Supermarkets put a pause on their plastic bag recycling scheme. As an avid recycler, I saved every scrap of clean soft plastic from my household and would take with me to deposit in the collection bins when I did my weekly grocery shop. It was convenient and hassle free.

Once these collection points were taken away I faced the awful possibility that my plastic bags would now have to be ‘binned’.

But I continued to save up my plastics because I had faith that the scheme would eventually be reintroduced or I would find somewhere else to recycle them. And I did.

Hornsby Shire Council’s Community Recycling Centre at Thornleigh takes soft plastics for recycling, however this is for Hornsby Shire residents only. They have had to put this regulation in place, otherwise they would be swamped with plastic and end up with the same problems as the Supermarket scheme.

This innovative ‘Drive through” Recycling Centre also recycles a whole raft of other items/materials including that pesky Polystyrene packaging that everyone hates!

For a full list of what they will accept, visit the website: www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au Location: 29 Sefton Road Thornleigh Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 8.30-4pm Saturday: 8.30-12pm Closed Public Holidays

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