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Soft Plastics Fact Sheet

Soft Plastics include

Biscuit packaging (not including trays)

Bread bags

Bubble wrap

Cereal box liners

Confectionary packets and bags

Fresh produce bags, incl. string bags

Frozen food bags

Plastic film

Plastic sachets

Shopping/grocery bags

Silver lined chip bags

Snaplock bags

Squeeze pouches

Sturdy pet food bag

Some facts about our national use of soft plastics.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2018- S019, 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste was generated but only 9% was sent for recycling. Households were the largest contributor, generating 1.2 million tonnes of plastic waste – that is 50 kilograms for every Australian.