An estimated 200,000 car seats are disposed of every year. Most are sent to landfill despite containing at least 90 per cent recyclable materials. The recycling trial aims to test the feasibility of managing the end-of-life process for child car safety seats.
Removing worn or damaged child car safety seats from the market will not only better protect children and infants, it could help divert these products from landfill and set up a valuable resource recovery and recycling program.
Car seats as part of hard rubbish collections
Families unable to recycle their seats as part of the trial can dispose of them at hard rubbish collections. Contact your local council for details.