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Does Redcycle’s collapse prove retail needs alternatives to plastic?

(Source: Reuters )
Last week, Australian soft plastics recycling program Redcycle paused its nation-wide collection program and revealed it had been stockpiling plastics collected from the supermarket sector for months, rather than recycling them as it had said it had been. The collapse left Australia’s supermarkets, as well as various parts of the retail industry that relied on Redcycle, without a meaningful recycling option at a time that consumers want more than ever to support climate conscious business.&nbs