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Dropped a plate? Cracked a bowl?
This must go in the landfill bin.
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Dropped a plate?  Cracked a bowl?  
This must go in the landfill bin.

 

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Or use for mosaics! ✅

..... Or other art projects. A local girl Guides group was after broken China not long again

Or find someone who does mosaics

Can you take it to con rush or other hard material recycling

Today Sarah took a group of City of Unley elected members and staff on a Circular Economy Tour.

The last stop was on Palmer Ave, Myrtle Bank where Council have installed a 40m boardwalk made from recycled products by Replas - Recycled Plastic Products.

This 40m section is made from 838 000 plastic bags (the bags that return to Woolworths and Coles as part of the RedCycle program.
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Today Sarah took a group of City of Unley elected members and staff on a Circular Economy Tour.  

The last stop was on Palmer Ave, Myrtle Bank where Council have installed a 40m boardwalk made from recycled products by Replas - Recycled Plastic Products.  

This 40m section is made from 838 000 plastic bags (the bags that return to Woolworths and Coles as part of the RedCycle program.

 

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That is awesome, so glad the bags are being recyled for use.

So good to see what the bags end up as 👍 👍👍

Ohh that sounds fabulous. Would love to do a tour to support my learning and Zero Waste Whyalla - The Green Economy and The Green Economy

How fab!

Really, really good but we absolutely need to seriously cut down/eliminate the use of these bags altogether. How many walkways, roads, etc. can we make? I suspect there are far more plastic bags in the world today than we need for projects such as the above.

Gotta love a Replas walk! :)

How great Jane Pinchbeck!

Robbie Westley

How great Jane Pinchbeck!

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Have your kids outgrown building blocks or Lego - Donate them to another family or to an Op Shop.

They CANNOT go in your recycling bin.

Why? Visy gave us this answer.
Lego plastics, in particular, are made of ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastics. Imitation lego bricks are commonly made from HIPS plastic (High Impact Polystyrene)

Although they may be recycled through local plastic yards, both ABS and HIPS plastics are not to be included in kerbside recycling as these plastics are generally used in making industrial products (automotive parts, plumbing, etc). In fact, you will not find too many household items made of this plastics.
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Have your kids outgrown building blocks or Lego - Donate them to another family or to an Op Shop.  

They CANNOT go in your recycling bin.  

Why?  Visy gave us this answer.  
Lego plastics, in particular, are made of ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastics. Imitation lego bricks are commonly made from HIPS plastic (High Impact Polystyrene) 
 
Although they may be recycled through local plastic yards, both ABS and HIPS plastics are not to be included in kerbside recycling as these plastics are generally used in making industrial products (automotive parts, plumbing, etc). In fact, you will not find too many household items made of this plastics.

 

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Certainly wouldn’t ever put LEGO in a bin. However having said this, the recycling “rules” are so multi layered that it would be almost impossible for the average human who has limited time to consider all “the rules” to get it right 100% of the time. Our Council’s statement is rigid plastics OK. No mention of ABS.

Donate them to our community garden in Camden, we have plans. 🐝🐝🐝

Donate them to your local kindy, we LOVE lego 😁

I never knew! But I’d never put them there anyways.. too many great things to make with them!

Considering how expensive LEGO is, I’m surprised anyone bins it!

There are also lots of people who will even buy your bulk Lego from you and either sort them back into sets or sell as parts for people looking for specific bricks....no need at all to bin them!!!!

who in their right mind would throw away lego??? if you got spare, ill take it!

Sumi Menon Lara Evans

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