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Unwanted Gifts

Unwanted Gifts

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~ Mother Teresa Unwanted Gifts – Waste Not, Want Not Check these numbers out. Last year in the US, an estimated $13 billion was wasted on unwanted gifts over the holidays. In the UK £700 million and in...

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Newsletter 4

Newsletter 4

Issue 4 | November, 2019WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S HAPPENING & WHERE TO NEXT  Hi everyone, It has been a few months since we last connected, not because we've had nothing to share, more that we simply haven’t had time to share it! Since the last newsletter, we have...

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Asian Conference Tour

Asian Conference Tour

Plastic Collective Asian Conference TourLast week Plastic Collective team members touched down in Asia again to participate in the Sea of Solutions conference in Bangkok, an initiative from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Coordinating Body on...

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Become a Plastic Neutral Citizen

Become a Plastic Neutral Citizen

Become a Plastic Neutral Citizen to Offset Your Plastic Footprint Today and Help Remote and Vulnerable CommunitiesIn just one year, 396 million metric tonnes of plastic was consumed globally.  That’s an average of 53 kilograms of plastic per person destroying...

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The New Plastics Economy

The New Plastics Economy

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ Albert Einstein The Circular Economy Model – Is it the Answer to the Plastic Crisis?Understanding plastics is fundamental to creating sustainable solutions for the plastic crisis...

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Plastics Economy Global Commitment report

Plastics Economy Global Commitment report

Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme publish first annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report“Addressing plastic pollution requires a fundamental system shift, from a linear to a circular economy for plastic, which is at the core...

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Bioplastic – A Better Choice?

Bioplastic – A Better Choice?

“There is no such thing as “AWAY”. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.” ~ Annie Leonard  The Complicated Truth of Bioplastic - Are They a Better Choice?The words ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ are often used synonymously with very little...

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What on Earth is Plastic?

What on Earth is Plastic?

“From packaging materials, through fibers, foams and surface coatings, to continuous extrusions and large-scale moldings, plastics have transformed almost every aspect of life. Without them, much of modern medicine would be impossible and the consumer electronics and...

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What’s the problem with single use plastic?

What’s the problem with single use plastic?

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.  What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall. Overconsumption of single use plastic is causing serious global...

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WWF Report

WWF Report

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reports "In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, production (of plastic) reached 396 million metric tons. That is equivalent to 53 kilograms of plastic for each person on the planet."   

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Newsletter 3

Newsletter 3

Issue 3 | July, 2019SHRUDER WORKSHOP, LES VILLAGEHi everyone, Over the last few months we have been very busy working with the local community of Les Village in Northern Bali to deliver two training programsand implement their Plastic Resource Recovery program....

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Double Island Point Cleanup & Demonstration

Double Island Point Cleanup & Demonstration

11th-13th May, 2018.  Hosted by Surfrider Sunshine Coast Twice a year, Surfrider Sunshine coast host a beach cleanup on the remote Double Island Beach, north of Noosa.  This year they invited Plastic Collective to demonstrate the Shruder off-grid under a tent and on...

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‘Shruder’ program attracts Royal interest

‘Shruder’ program attracts Royal interest

31st January, 2018. London, UK. (International Sustainability Unit) A machine which shreds and extrudes marine plastic into usable items is attracting high-level international interest — including from Prince Charles. The 'shruder' is the invention of Louise Hardman,...

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Pilot Training with Ecobarge Clean Seas

Pilot Training with Ecobarge Clean Seas

Our first Shruder training days - Empower and Innovate - was held at Ecobarge Clean Seas newly renovated ‘Ocean Trash Recycling Shack’, Airlie Beach Whitsundays. This inspiring and dedicated team, guided by Libby Edge and Fiona Broadbent, and their wonderful...

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NSW Governor meets Plastic Collective Crew

NSW Governor meets Plastic Collective Crew

His Excellency, Hon David Hurley and his wife, Mrs Hurley were hosted for 2 hours by Coffs Harbour business Plastic Collective on Thursday. Louise Hardman, Founder of Plastic Collective, presented and demonstrated the training programs and machinery which are...

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