Mum in shock after sharing details for the Ooshies recycling initiative only to receive abuse.

The mum shared this poster in a popular FB group just to let people know about the Woolworths recycling initiative. But some of the responses she received were just down right rude!

“So many nasty comments. I posted this to let people know that a recycling option was possible. Yet people are passing judgement on others. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.”


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Comments included:

“Should have just made outdoor furniture in the first place and sent everyone home with sick outdoor chairs and tables.”

“For energy efficiency, cut out the wasteful toy manufacturing process and just recycle the plastic into furniture.”

“Hypocrites the lot of them. Banned single use Plastic Bags then do this.”

“Absolute rubbish these little landfills these enterprises keep shoving down our children’s faces. Coles and woollies equally environmentally irresponsibility just to lock in sales. Would compromise the planet to extract another dollar from your purse. Disgusting. Such a contradiction… Remove access of plastic bags but replace with useless plastic toys crap.”

“Best idea for the environment – don’t make them in the first place.”

While others argued that the initiative was a fantastic idea!

“If they didn’t do it people would be bitching that it is wasteful plastic. Now they are giving people an option to recycle them they are bitching about that. I think some people are just going to find a negative in any situation and bitch about it.”

“You guys know ooshies were actually around BEFORE woolies gave them out. Dunno why everyone is going so crazy just because they are lion king”

“I love this idea! I’m glad Woolworths is being proactive in recycling their plastic waste unlike Coles.”

“I don’t understand why everyones up in arms with this, McDonalds have been giving out shitty toys for years.”

“You can’t please everyone, no matter what happens or what lengths people/companies go to, you will always have your nasty negative and bitchy comments… I think this is great for those who wish to use it!!”

“They are not produced by Woolies! What about all the other cheaply made plastic toys that have been around for decades and are produced in the masses like ooshies.”

How do you feel about recycling the Ooshies? Share your comments below

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  • After reading the comments I think great to recycle but they recycle plastic bags too and don’t give these away for free yet they are more useful as you are more likely to reuse a bag then do something with an Ooshies. still I would prefer having that money off the bill rather than declining toys.


  • I think it’s a great idea.


  • At least woolies is giving an option. I’ve got quite a few doubles which I’d happily donate.


  • wow this is odd with some responses


  • You just can’t win with people, everyone is going to have their opinions but some just don’t know how to express them nicely


  • Why would u chuck them to recylce after trying so hard to get the whole set?


  • Great idea


  • Geez you just can’t win. Personally I’d like to dip my hand into the leftover Ooshies to finish my collection…lol


  • Seems like a good idea to me, at least they provide an option.


  • I am so over the Ooshie fad. I hope it’s coming to an end. I think it’s a great way to recycle, much better for the environment too.


  • I think it is a good idea – better than them being thrown out and making their way to landfill …..


  • atleast they provide the recycling!

    • Exactly! It is a positive! Sometimes it seems people complain regardless.


  • Personally I don’t understand this fad. It does seem like a huge waste of energy and resources.


  • Woolworths were good in arranging the swap sessions for the Ooshies.
    You can re-use your plastic shopping bags several times provided they aren’t damaged. I have been using bags for months.


  • it is a good initiative and well done to them!


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