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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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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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Plastic Collective invited to Vanuatu

Plastic Collective invited to Vanuatu

PRESS RELEASE BY AZURE PURE WATER - 17th November 2017: Transforming Plastic Waste in Vanuatu In August 2017, local company and Pacific Mini games Platinum Sponsor Azure Pure Water launched its “Give Me 5” bottle buy back and recycling scheme. Recognising that waste...

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Helping Pacific communities recycle plastic

Helping Pacific communities recycle plastic

A MARINE turtle that died after ingesting more than 15 types of plastic in Wooli River, gave local woman Louise Hardman the motivation and determination to do something about ocean debris. Louise's current mission is to empower communities to clean up plastic...

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Pacific Collective cleans up #startupcoffscoast

Pacific Collective cleans up #startupcoffscoast

GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Louise Hardman, The Pacific Collective (Now known as Plastic Collective) A passionate scientist, educator and now entrepreneur who has been working on creating ‘The Shruder’ over the past 18 months. The Shruder is a small scale, mobile plastic...

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Coffs TV – The Pacific Collective

Coffs TV – The Pacific Collective

Kerry Hines interview Louise Hardman, the founder of The Pacific Collective, a brilliant Coffs Coast Eco Business trying to put an end to the amount of waste plastics in our environment, using new recycling methods.facebookinstagramlinkedinyoutube

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