The REDcycle scheme is no longer operational. Unfortunately, this means that there is no collection of soft plastics available at the present time. Industry is working hard to identify pathways to create a new scheme. In the meantime, customers are advised to dispose of their soft plastics in the landfill bin.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our commitment to reducing our impact

We're committed to delivering better environmental outcomes, so we’ve designed a range of Australia Post-branded plastic satchels that are made with 80% recycled content.1 Australia Post parcel boxes are locally made with recycled materials, and carry the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo. This certification means that any virgin paper used is sourced from sustainably managed forests. You can recycle our parcel boxes in kerbside bins.

Packaging Life Cycle Assessment findings

We are constantly exploring new options as packaging technology evolves. We want to stock and sell the best-performing and most sustainable packaging options to deliver on our environmental commitments and live up to our purpose of delivering a better tomorrow.

We asked an independent company, Selerant, to determine the best packaging products when considering the entire life cycle across a range of environmental indicators.

According to this research, called a Life Cycle Assessment, packaging made from 80% recycled plastic is the more sustainable option for eCommerce in Australia. It had the lowest environmental impact when compared to other packaging types tested.

All Australia Post plastic satchels contain recycled content, and our branded satchels contain 80% recycled content.

Packaging options

Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) collaborates with various stakeholders to develop strategies and initiatives that reduce the environmental impact of packaging materials and promote recycling. Australia Post is a member of APCO and has signed the Australian Packaging Covenant to work collaboratively to transition toward a more circular and environmentally friendly packaging industry in Australia.

Reducing the environmental impact of our packaging is just one of our sustainability commitments

Our dedication lies in creating a sustainable society through minimising our environmental footprint, promoting circular economy practices and maintaining a transparent supply chain.

Based on packaging specifications and information provided by our suppliers/partners.

2 Based on packaging specifications and information provided by our suppliers/partners.