A recent audit conducted for the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that Sunshades is diverting 64% of total waste from landfill through recycling. We have introduced new bins, machinery and strategies to help us work together toward the state target of 74%.
Optimise waste diversion by separating
Paper & card
Our shiny new cardboard shredder cuts down waste and generates packing fill for sending out orders!
Soft Plastics (clear)
Polybags are a big issue in our industry! Help to recycle any and all clear soft plastics in our dedicated bins.
Soft Plastics (all)
This partnership allows the return of any soft plastic item. You will find a dedicated bins at the entry of any Woolworths store.
return & earn
including Sydney Park
At Sunshades we encourage you to take the cans and bottles deposited in our communal bins to a return point and keep the cash as an incentive. Thank you!
what goes where?
Is this paper recyclable?
Try writing on it to test for a plastic coating. If there is a non-recyclable coating it will be difficult to write on, or smudge easily.
The scrunch test
Soft plastics will not hold their shape when scrunched into a ball.
Some quick ones...
Take-away food plastic containers YES
Cereal & biscuit cartons YES
Plastic cutlery YES
Cereal & biscuit bags YES
Coffee cup plastic lids YES
Bread & wrap bags YES
Coffee cups NO
Paper towel & napkins NO
Paper & card take-away food containers NO