How about making some cash back? You can recycle both UP&GO cartons and bottles through container deposit schemes in NSW, ACT, QLD, SA, NT and WA, earning a 10-cent refund for each container you recycle. We contribute to these government programs to help fund the collection of our eligible products. Tasmania and Victoria have plans to implement them in the next couple of years.Want to know more?
CartonsThe long-life cartons we use for UP&GO have the lowest carbon footprint of the most commonly used packaging in Australia, according to a recent Life Cycle Analysis. Here’s why:
StrawsYou can recycle UP&GO’s straw by pushing it back inside the empty pack and recycling them through your kerbside recycling service or container deposit scheme if available, as they can be processed together into new materials like mixed plyboard.
We’re actively seeking further sustainable solutions to UP&GO’s straw, which has already been light-weighted by 15%. This measure has helped us cut 36 tonnes of plastic out of our supply chain since adoption.
PET BottlesOur UP&GO plastic bottles are made of PET plastic, a strong and lightweight plastic widely used for food and beverages. You can recycle them through most kerbside recycling systems or through your local Container Deposit Scheme.
You can also recycle the caps and ‘scrunchable’ plastic sleeves through most kerbside recycling collections if you leave them attached to the bottle.
We’re investigating alternative packaging methods to help reduce or eliminate the use of plastic wrap on our UP&GO 3 and 6 packs. This involves working closely with our packaging suppliers, distributors and retailers.
UP&GO multi-pack plastic wrap
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Soft plastic recycling update
The REDcycle scheme is no longer operational. Unfortunately, this means that unless you are in an area where kerbside soft plastic recycling is trialing, then there is no collection of soft plastics available for customers at the present time. Sanitarium is a foundation supporter of the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s National Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme (NPRS). The NPRS project is designing Australia’s largest industry-led plastics recycling scheme and currently has kerbside collection trials underway. In the meantime, customers not in the NPRS trial areas are advised to dispose of their soft plastics in the landfill bin. You can find out more about the NPRS here
What should people do with their soft plastic now?
If you are not in an area with Curby or other kerbside soft plastic recycling trial options, for the short term, please place soft plastic in the rubbish, do not put soft plastic in your home kerbside recycling bin as it is not recyclable in that system.
We understand that this may be very disappointing for our customers. Sanitarium remain committed to our packaging goal of 100% of our packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.