IS OUR PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?
IS KELLOGG’s® PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?
Kellogg’s® cereal and snack boxes are recyclable via your home paper recycling bin. Unfortunately, our cereal liners and snack bar wrappers (made from soft plastics) are not currently recyclable. This is due to the REDCycle program, which enabled Aussies to recycle their soft plastics via a store drop off program, having to pause collection. You can find more information at www.redcycle.net.au.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR RECYCLING CEREAL LINERS AND SNACK WRAPPERS?
When you look at the recycling information on your cereal or snack box, you will see many carry the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) which states that our cereal liners and snack wrappers are conditionally recyclable via return to store. Due to the REDCycle program pausing, none of our soft plastics are currently recyclable.
This means that you’ll need to place both cereal liners and bar wrappers in the garbage bin for now. Please do not place any soft plastics in your recycling bin.
We apologise for any confusion this causes. We are updating our packaging to show corrected recycling information.
WORKING TOWARDS A LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR SOFT PLASTICS RECYCLING
In the meantime, we continue to work alongside our industry partners to develop a solution for soft plastics recycling in Australia.
Kellogg’s® is working with Australian Food and Grocery Council to deliver the National Plastics Recycling Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to make it easier for people to recycle soft plastics at home and create a new advanced recycling industry here in Australia that can turn used soft plastics back into new food-grade packaging.
MY COUNCIL ALLOWS ME TO RECYCLE SOFT PLASTICS. CAN I CONTINUE TO DO THIS?
There are some councils that offer soft plastics recycling services, so please check with your local council if you are unsure.