After years of research, Plastic Forests became the first company globally to commercialise a unique dry-cleaning process to recycle soft plastics, without using water or chemicals. Soft plastics (or plastic films) are lightweight and voluminous, and hence notoriously difficult to collect and recycle. Used soft plastics pose an even greater challenge due to their contamination with organic food residues, dirt and hay etc. In Australia, there are few options for used soft plastics other than dumping it in landfill. We sought to develop a better solution to this worldwide environmental problem through our innovative recycling technology.
Today, Plastic Forests transforms used soft plastics into resin and our sustainable range of recycled GreenMongrel garden products such as garden beds, garden edging, stakes and root barrier. We also manufacture a growing range of commercial, agricultural and infrastructure products including fence posts, cable cover, dunnage and air-con mounting blocks.
Our goal is to ‘keep plastic as plastic, at its highest level’ and in the process make the world a better place.