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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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When Plastic Credits Really Work

When Plastic Credits Really Work

What is a Plastic Credit? Plastic Credits are just like Carbon Credits. They are sold to a company that wants to be Plastic Neutral and is unable to completely reduce their plastic usage to zero. A company buys a volume Plastic Credits in kilograms equal to the...

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Ocean Lovers Festival

Ocean Lovers Festival

Ocean Lovers Festival Fish Tank with Louise Hardman from Plastic CollectiveDive into the Fish Tank to explore six 'great ideas for the ocean'. Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) and Ocean Lovers Festival (OLF) are proud to bring you this virtual offering of the Fish...

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Radio Interview – ABC Illawara

Radio Interview – ABC Illawara

10th March 2020 Louise speaks to Nick Rheinberger all about plastics and how she is tackling plastic waste through the new government CRC-P grant Plastic Collective has recently received. Nick presents the Morning show on ABC Illawarra.

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National Plastic Summit 2020 – Summary

National Plastic Summit 2020 – Summary

Workshop: Plastics in the Economy, speakers: Peter Bury, Damien Giurco, Bronwyn Laycock, Stephen Scherer Summary NATIONAL PLASTICS SUMMIT:   PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA 02/03/20 National Plastic Summit consisted of 200 selected delegates from Australian industry,...

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PC mention at Parliament House

PC mention at Parliament House

National Plastic Summit & PC mention at Parliament House 03/03/2020: Cowper Member of Parliament Pat Conaghan, talks about Louise Hardman, Founder of Plastic Collective and the CRC-P government funding, in the House of Representatives, Canberra. Visit Facebook and...

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Plastic Collective Set to Grow – NBN news

Plastic Collective Set to Grow – NBN news

A Coffs Harbour recycling company is set to expand its operation Australia-wide thanks to a $2.5 million federal government grant. The Plastic Collective will work in partnership with Southern Cross University and a local engineering company.

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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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Shruder Program in Les Village, Bali

Shruder Program in Les Village, Bali

SHRUDER WORKSHOP, LES VILLAGEOver 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. Sponsored by TJK Maxx and in...

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