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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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How do Plastic Credits Work?

How do Plastic Credits Work?

Plastic Credits are a mechanism to incentivise the removal of plastic from the environment and the recycling of plastic into new products and packaging.   There are two key participants in plastic credits. One is companies who use plastic in their products and...

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Your Roadmap to the Global Plastic Credit Market

Your Roadmap to the Global Plastic Credit Market

An Official Plastic Credit Market is BornThe plastic problem is not new, yet the slew of corporate pledges driven by legislation and stakeholder pressures are. With corporates avidly searching for solutions, a plastic credit market was born. Like the carbon credit...

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Plastic Credits – Helpful or Harmful?

Plastic Credits – Helpful or Harmful?

Are Plastic Credits Encouraging Businesses to Avoid Responsibility for Plastic Pollution? How Plastic Collective Tackles the Plastic Waste Problem The Plastic Waste Reduction program backed by the 3R Initiative, is a market based crediting system, intended to drive...

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Wetlands not Wastelands Project

Wetlands not Wastelands Project

Plastic Collective partners with Earthwatch,  Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, and Coca-Cola Australia Foundation to tackle marine pollution in the Gulf of CarpentariaThe Gulf of Carpentaria is one of Australia’s most beautiful geographic and diverse...

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How to Reduce your Plastic Footprint

How to Reduce your Plastic Footprint

Plastic pollution is a huge environmental issue affecting our world today. It is becoming harder to avoid plastic packaging, material and products in our everyday lives. Plastic consumption has expedited over the past decade, with more than 8 million metric tons of...

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Plastic Credits to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Plastic Credits to Reduce Plastic Pollution

New Plastic Reduction initiative to help Reduce Global Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is a major global environmental issue, with estimates of more than 8 million metric tons of plastic waste (from plastic bottles to food wrappers, cigarette butts to used...

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Curing Shot becomes Plastic Neutral

Curing Shot becomes Plastic Neutral

Plastic Collective is proud to announce that Curing Shot has become certified Plastic Neutral with their plastic packaging for their product range – Curing Shots. Curing Shot’s are nutrient rich drinks, aimed to “boost” yourself. Curing Shot is a German juice company,...

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Global Good Collective becomes Plastic Neutral

Global Good Collective becomes Plastic Neutral

Plastic Collective is proud to announce that Global Good Collective has become certified Plastic Neutral with their plastic packaging for their new product range - Bamboo toiletry paper.   To become Plastic Neutral, Global Good Collective has joined a growing number...

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