Soft Plastics Fact Sheet
Soft Plastics include
Biscuit packaging (not including trays)
Cereal box liners
Confectionary packets and bags
Fresh produce bags, incl. string bags
Frozen food bags
Silver lined chip bags
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.