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, a Coffs Harbour-based environmental scientist and teacher.
Founder of the Plastic Collective Ms Hardman said it was vital to try to turn back the tide of marine pollution in the Asia-Pacific region.
"By 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish," Ms Hardman said.
Ms Hardman has just returned from a successful trip to London at the request of the Prince of Wales for his International Sustainability Unit meeting on Plastic Pollution & The Circular Economy.