Délidoor - 19 October 2021
Dé1idoor joins Redcycle to reduce plastic waste
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing today that Délidoor is joining the network of Redcycle partners in the fight to reduce the quantity of plastic bags and packaging that end up in landfills.
At Délidoor, sustainability is a key part of the business as we are continuously looking for solutions to reduce our impact on the environment.
Partnering with Redcycle will support the recovery and reuse of post-consumer soft plastic that are being used by Délidoor to package the prepared meals. This collaboration will provide consumers with a widely available, sustainable disposal option for their soft plastic packaging, diverting those from landfill.
What is Redcycle?
The RED Group has teamed with some of Australia’s most loved brands, such as Délidoor to bring to Australians the REDcycle Program, an innovative recycling program that diverts plastic bags and packaging from landfill and turns them into the resource used to manufacture new products.
The REDcycle Program is a voluntary, industry-led initiative and a true product stewardship model where everyone involved in the life cycle of a product’s packaging – manufacturers, retailers and consumers – choose to share responsibility for its best end-of-life outcome.
The Plastic challenge
Did you know that Australians throw away about 7,150 recyclable plastic bags a minute or 429,000 per hour!* And this figure doesn’t include the countless bread bags, frozen vegetable bags, pasta bags, biscuit packets and sachets consumers bring home from the supermarket every time they shop. Plastic bags and packaging can’t be collected by most local councils as part of their kerbside pickup. Instead, they typically end up in landfill or as litter, harming wildlife and the environment. It usually takes between 10 to 100 years for plastic to degrade in landfill.
Délidoor has reviewed the various types of plastics used to package the food and has consolidated with an Australian based manufacturer meeting the plastic composition required by Redcycle.
So with Redcycle and Délidoor, you can now participate in the efforts to divert plastic from landfill by turning them into recycled-plastics product such as outdoor furnitures or signage. See more at replas.com.au.
The collected plastic is returned to RED Group’s facility for initial processing then delivered to Australian manufacturer Replas where it undergoes an incredible transformation. The resulting recycled-plastic products are extremely robust, as well as water and termite resistant. They won’t crack, splinter or rot and will never need painting. Amazing!
How it works
The REDcycle Program makes it easy for consumers to keep all the Délidoor plastic pouches and packaging out of landfill. It works like this:
1 - COLLECT. Collect all your Délidoor soft plastics as well as any other soft plastics that can’t be recycled at home. Please ensure it is dry and as empty as possible
2 - DROP. Drop them into REDcycle Program drop off bins at participating supermarkets. Visit redcycle.net.au to find your nearest drop off point.
3 - RECYCLE. We’ll recycle them into fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards and other products.
So from now on, whenever you see the Redcycle logo on Délidoor packaging, you will know how you can divert it from landfills and reduce the amount of plastics in the environment.
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