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What is the Global Plastics Treaty?

What is the Global Plastics Treaty?

The Plastic Pollution Crisis The plastic pollution crisis began in the late 20th century when plastic waste increased exponentially and scientists in the 1970s began to see its effects on the environment. Plastic was a material that was once thought of as being the...

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The Plastic Impact on Climate Change

The Plastic Impact on Climate Change

Climate change is a topic that is currently garnering a lot of attention in the media, especially with reports of unseasonal and extreme weather events that are taking place around the world. With this increased scrutiny there is a focus on the various contributing...

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Plastic Pollution Facts & Statistics

Plastic Pollution Facts & Statistics

Plastic pollution is a problem has quickly become one of the most important environmental issues in recent years. It is a global problem that affects every corner of the planet, from the deepest ocean trenches to the most remote mountain ranges. The ubiquity of...

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Net Zero vs. Carbon Neutral

Net Zero vs. Carbon Neutral

In recent years, the phrases "net zero" and "carbon neutral" have become buzzwords in the climate change and sustainability discussion. Governments, businesses, and individuals are increasingly encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint and instead adopt green...

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How Effective Is Plastic Recycling?

How Effective Is Plastic Recycling?

Is Plastic Recycling Effective? Most of us have come to understand that plastic is bad for the environment and can have a negative impact on our health. This is why in many countries plastic recycling schemes have been implemented and many people, at an individual...

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Lower Gulf Indigenous Recycling Centre Kicks Off

Lower Gulf Indigenous Recycling Centre Kicks Off

In August 2022, Plastic Collective delivered the final stage of an Indigenous Recycling Centre in the Gulf of Carpentaria. In response to the largest die-back of mangroves witnessed in the Lower Gulf region in 2016, a project focusing on mangrove health and plastic...

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Global Plastic Treaty – The Lowdown

Global Plastic Treaty – The Lowdown

The OECD’s latest report on plastic pollution is not exactly ‘beach read’ material. It projects that plastic leakage into the environment will double to 44 million tonnes a year by 2060, while the build-up of plastics in aquatic environments will more than triple,...

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How to Avoid Greenwashing for Business

How to Avoid Greenwashing for Business

Businesses examining ways they can improve their eco-credentials and sustainability efforts might have come across the phrase, ‘greenwashing’ or ‘green sheen’. Often this phrase is highlighted because of bad publicity. Brands may have wondered how they too can avoid...

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Carbon Credits & Offsetting Explained

Carbon Credits & Offsetting Explained

There are many important reasons why carbon emissions should be reduced. Such emissions from carbon dioxide and methane are heat-trapping gases (or greenhouse gases) and an excessive amount of these cause global warming and climate change. Greenhouse gases are a...

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Oyster Farmers Tackle Waste in Nambucca River

Oyster Farmers Tackle Waste in Nambucca River

On Tuesday 22nd February, local oyster farmers will descend onto the foreshore of the Nambucca River on Gumbaynggirr Country for the mass industry led clean-up event “Tide to Tip”. This is the third year of the event, which is organised by OceanWatch Australia, that...

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What Does Plastic Net Zero Mean?

What Does Plastic Net Zero Mean?

Keeping up with the ever-growing green glossaryAs a CSR professional or a responsible consumer, it’s difficult and even frustrating to keep up with the green glossary of sustainability jargon. In the plastic space, it is no different. We are bombarded by terms like:...

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History of Plastic Production

History of Plastic Production

History of Plastic Production: How Long has Plastic Pollution been a Problem? Scientists studying plankton first noticed plastic pollution in the ocean in the early 1930’s. This was regarded as the first recorded incident of plastic pollution. The scientists were...

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ANZPAC Plastic Pact to Reduce Plastic Waste

ANZPAC Plastic Pact to Reduce Plastic Waste

ANZPAC Plastic Pact setting plastic waste reduction targets for huge retailers including Coles and Woolworths by 2025Louise Hardman was recently interviewed by ABC News Australia regarding the new ‘ANZPAC’ Plastic Pact. More than 60 Australian and New Zealand...

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Plastic or Carbon Neutral? We say Both!

Plastic or Carbon Neutral? We say Both!

Next Generation Plastic/Carbon Combo CreditsCreating a Circular EconomyBusinesses and investors are lining up to commit to plastic neutral and net zero carbon targets. A perfect storm of concerned consumers with government legislation and non-profit pressures are...

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