FIND A PP5 COLLECTION POINT
WHY DO WE RECYCLE PP5?
In Australia, plastic plant pots and labels are typically produced from PP5 plastic, a material that can be recycled over and over again.
Currently, only a small fraction of PP5 plastic is recycled, with just 8% of PP5 plastic plant pots and labels being repurposed annually. That’s where our mission begins. We aim to collect and recycle your PP5 plastic plant pots and labels, breathing new life into them as renewed plant pots.
To join us in our mission to minimise PP5 plastic waste in Australia, all you need to do is find your nearest PP5 collection point. Our PP5 collection points can be found at over 40 locations throughout Australia, at participating suppliers and retailers. Bring your PP5 plant pots and labels to us and we’ll take care of the rest!
Once your PP5 plastic waste is collected and recycled, industry leaders Norwood printers and Garden City Plastics (GCP) create new products out of the recycled materials. And just like that, your old plant pot is transformed into a new plant pot.
WHAT YOU CAN RECYCLE WITH US
You can recycle the following horticultural products with us, provided they carry the PP5 plastic recycling symbol
At PP5 we’re dedicated to reducing, reusing, and recycling PP5 plastics.
Our mission is to decrease the amount of PP5 plastic plant pots and labels that end up in landfills by collecting and repurposing them.
Waste is an inevitable part of the horticulture industry. However, at PP5, we’re dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of horticulture packaging and meeting Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets.
Our recycling initiative aims to close the plastic packaging loop, enhance plastic recovery rates, and promote the increased use of recycled plastics in horticulture packaging.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between a retail and commercial PP5 collection point for plant pot and label recycling?
As of April 2022, the public, industry members and wholesalers are now able to drop off their plant pots and labels at both Retail and Commercial locations.
To find your nearest PP5 collection point, simply scan our QR code found on the back of your plant label and make sure your location settings are turned on. Alternatively, use our location finder on our website.
Plastic pots cannot be reused as each grower uses a different size and specific pot. For the pots to be reused, they would then have to go back to the specific grower, which is not feasible.
We only accept PP5 plastic waste.
What should I do to ensure my plastic plant pots are ready for recyling before dropping off to a PP5 collection point?
To prepare your plastic plant pots for recycling, simply empty them of all soil and plants, then stack them and bring them to us.
We accept PP5 plastic plant labels. Please leave them in the pots where possible, or place them suitably in the bin.
Plastic bags should be removed before recycling, as they are not recyclable at our facilities.
The collected PP5 plastic waste is taken to our recycling partner where it is turned into new, recycled plant pots!