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ECO INTIATIVE: Northwood Co-op staff promote soft plastic recycling during green week

 Published on: 11th October 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Staff at a Northwood Hills supermarket used Great Big Green Week last month to promote their recycling work.

The Northwood Hills Co-op, based on The Broadway, Joel Street, spent the green week, which was between Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 26, encouraging residents to recycle their soft plastics at the store.

The Co-op soft plastic recycling scheme is a permanent fixture at the store and residents are encouraged to use it year-round. Soft plastics like crisp packets and bread bags can be taken to the store, regardless of where you bought them from. 

All you have to do is rinse your packaging out, then scrunch it up tight – if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it’s soft plastic. Then, pop your soft plastics into the Co-op’s recycling units and they will do the rest. 

Speaking about the response to the Co-op’s Great Big Green Week campaign, Sue Wonghen, Co-op member pioneer for Northwood Hills, said: “There was a real passion for the whole concept of sustainability from several people. Many were not aware that ‘scrunchable’ plastics can be recycled in the Co-op store.”

Sue was seen out and about during the week wearing some of the items that could be recycled to raise awareness in the community. 

For a full list of what you can and can’t recycle, please visit

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