Sisters of St Joseph of Lochinvar

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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.