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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Partnering with NevHouse

NevHouse was founded by Nev Hyman, an entrepreneur with a passion for surfing. With success in the surfboard industry, Nev is now giving back to communities around the world by providing sustainable housing. NevHouse creates low-cost homes for areas that have been...

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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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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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