We are now supporting an Australian balloon industry initiative to recycle balloons.
We are now able to recycle all latex, foil, and plastic bubble balloons into new products as well as supply other businesses with the recycled materials for their use.
Please support our program to enjoy balloons for generations to come.
Recycling and Sustainability
At Axikem our aim is to make our business as sustainable as possible. We understand that the environment is front and centre in everybody’s minds. We are trying to become more sustainable including becoming part of a balloon recycling program.
Balloonrecycling.com.au has been established to recycle balloons of all kinds including latex balloons, foil balloons and even plastic balloons to give them another life and incorporate them into new and existing products.
For every installation that we complete we will ask all clients to save the balloons. If we are returning to collect framing from our installations, we will pop and recycle the balloons or reuse the balloons if possible.
We have a balloon recycling bin at our store where customers can drop off balloons to be recycled and we are working with Balloon Recycling Australia to make our industry more sustainable so that balloons will be there to enjoy for generations to come.
NSW Government Plastics Ban
It’s the end of the road for single-use plastics, including bags, straws, cotton buds, plates, bowls, and cutlery, with a new law banning their use coming into effect next year.
The Plastics and Circular Economy Act 2021 was passed in NSW Parliament meaning a phasing out of single-use plastics from June 2022.
Businesses will be supported in their transition to other products before the phase-outs come into effect. Exemptions will apply to people who rely on particular single-use plastics for disability or health needs.
The NSW Government has established a legislative framework to tackle harmful and problematic plastics through the setting of design standards.
The first design standard has been set for microbeads in cosmetic and personal care items, ensuring microbeads are phased out from 1 November 2022.
The legislation will prohibit the supply of lightweight plastic bags from 1 June 2022. The supply of other items will be prohibited from 1 November 2022, including single-use plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers, cotton buds, plates and bowls, and expanded polystyrene food service items.