Reducing plastic at EBPS
and in our community
We have bins in place to recycle everything imaginable, but ultimately our goal is to be less wasteful.
Plastic production requires an enormous amount of energy and resources as well as many production process environmental issues. Production processes are not sustainable.
Recycling plastic is not efficient (less than 12% of plastic is recycled).
Plastic in our environment produces Microplastics and these are dangerous to our natural world.
Love this short animation called
Very informative and revealing. Just the facts.
Less is Best, but if you do have it, Recycle It!
Soft Plastics Recycling
All your soft plastics can be recycled at the Woolworths and Coles redcycle drop-offs
If you're not involved in Curby it's ok! You can still recycle all these items!
You've probably heard about Curby.
Central Coast residents are taking their recycling to the next level and are participating in a new soft plastics recycling by Central Coast Council in partnership with recycler iQ Renew, and their partner Nestlé.
This initiative reduces the amount of soft plastics going to landfill and its impact on the environment by enabling residents to recycle soft plastics using their yellow recycling bins.
Participants are provided with Curby bags and tags to collect their soft plastics. The tagged bags are placed in their yellow bin, the soft plastics will be separated and diverted from landfill and used to create other products.
Register your interest here with Curby the Bilby
If you are not involved in Curby, you can still make sure your soft plastics don't go to landfill! Take your soft plastics to Coles and Woolworths stores all over the Central Coast. Look for the Redcycle collection point at the front of the store.
Every little bit counts! You'll be amazed how little rubbish you have going to landfill when you sort out the soft plastics!
For more information click here Redcycle Website
Dish soap with zero plastic!
This little cutie is actually recommended for more than just dish soap. We did a lot of price checking and comparing and this one came out ahead for cost, natural ingredients and no plastic.
Beeswax wraps are not only great for lunchboxes but can replace Glad Wrap in the kitchen!
Beeswax wraps instead of ziplock bags
Benefits of Beeswax
-antimicrobial (keeps bacterial away!)
-stays fresher, longer (breathes)
Going totally plastic free can be daunting, so Cleanaway created a 31 Day Plastic Free Challenge to get you started.
Did you know the foil wrapping from the Easter eggs you eat this Easter can be recycled?
Chocolate Easter eggs are typically wrapped in coloured foil and come in cardboard or plastic holders — all of which can be recycled across Australia.
Aluminium foil is one of the most recyclable of the products, as it saves the most energy if we do recycle it.
In Australia it is usually made back into more aluminium.
The Easter egg foil could end up being the aluminium in a can of soft drink or could end up being more aluminium foil or an aluminium baseball bat or toy.
We always like people to scrunch up their foil into fairly big balls.
So once you've eaten your Easter eggs, scrunch them up into a big ball and pop the foil into your yellow recycling bin.