Have you been recycling your soft plastics at a supermarket? As you may have read in the news, a large soft plastics recycling program collecting plastics at supermarkets, has recently ceased operating.
Hornsby Shire Council advise that their soft plastics recycling program is unaffected and still running. All soft plastics dropped at their Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre are sent to the partner, Plasmar, based in south-west Sydney – where they are sorted, shredded and re-formed into new products including fence posts, bollards, boarding and car park stocks.
Hornsby Council are also actively looking at means to bring these recycled products back to the community to help create a strong circular economy in Hornsby Shire.
You can learn more about the CRC at the link below and for those who would like to see the facility behind the scenes, join us this weekend for our CRC’s birthday open day celebrations!
You can find more information about the Community Recycling Centre, here: https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/crc
And book your place to join us at the CRC Open Day, here: https://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/crcopenday