Plastics Revolution Podcast

In this podcast, I’m chatting with the innovators, change makers and fellow entrepreneurs leading the plastics revolution. We’ll go from concept to reality. What drove them to start it? How did they fund it? And what impact have they already made? Along the way, we’ll also share tips and ideas so that you too can be a part of the solution.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Rob Pascoe of Closed Loop:
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Rob Pascoe of Closed Loop:

In this first episode of a 2-part series of Plastics Revolution, I chat with Rob Pascoe of Closed Loop Environmental Solutions. Long before recycling was mainstream, Rob created circular solutions for the likes of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Qantas.
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JJ Stranan of Recycled Mats:
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JJ Stranan of Recycled Mats:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I chat with JJ Stranan of Recycled Mats, a mumpreneur who grew her business from a 3rd bedroom to a warehouse today.
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Rikki Gilbey of WAW Handplanes:
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Rikki Gilbey of WAW Handplanes:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, Tammy Ven Dange chats with Rikki Gilbey of WAW Handplanes. Rikki went from body surfer to handplane maker, ultimately creating an entire supply chain from ocean plastic along the way.
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Hayley Clarke of Onya:
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Hayley Clarke of Onya:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I’m chatting with Hayley Clarke of Onya based in Perth, Australia. Onya makes reusable alternatives for single-use plastic products for consumers.
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Steve Morriss of Close the Loop:
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Steve Morriss of Close the Loop:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I’m chatting with Steve Morriss, the founder of Close the Loop. Steve started his business by refilling printer cartridges about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, there was a lot of them that couldn’t be refilled, and with this problem, Steve recognised an opportunity to partner with the manufacturers themselves to keep it out of the landfills. Today Close the Loop is a global business.
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Lesley Van Staveren of ReGen Plastics:
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Lesley Van Staveren of ReGen Plastics:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I’m chatting with Lesley Van Staveren from ReGen Plastics in Cairns, Australia. They wondered why construction products from recycled plastics couldn't be made in Cairns with locally sourced waste.
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Louise Hardman of Plastic Collective:
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Louise Hardman of Plastic Collective:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I’m chatting with Louise Hardman of Plastic Collective. Louise became aware of the plastic waste issue in the ocean over 25 years ago when she found a green turtle that was dying after eating plastic. Today she’s tackling this problem at the source by creating a portable plastic recycling machine for remote communities.  
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Camille Reed: sustainable fashion through collaboration
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Camille Reed: sustainable fashion through collaboration

While working as a textile designer, Camille Reed realised the need to make her industry more sustainable. And a short time later, she went from designing with recycled materials to creating an industry conference and association to tackle this problem more collaboratively.
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Paul Frasca of Sustainable Salons: People, Planet and Profit
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Paul Frasca of Sustainable Salons: People, Planet and Profit

In this episode, I chat with Paul Frasca - the cofounder and director of Sustainable Salons about the 3Ps: People, Planet and Profit.
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Scott Cooney of Pono Home:
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Scott Cooney of Pono Home:

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I chat with Scott Cooney – the founder of Pono Home and Pono Home Essentials in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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David Hodge of Plastic Forests: dry cleaning plastic waste
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David Hodge of Plastic Forests: dry cleaning plastic waste

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I chat with David Hodge of Plastic Forests about their dry cleaning process for recycled plastic and more
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Conder House: the return to cloth nappies
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Conder House: the return to cloth nappies

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I chat with Cathy Costa of the Conder House,a cleaning service provider for modern cloth nappies
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Local Press Cafe & Wholefoods – a sustainable case study
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Local Press Cafe & Wholefoods – a sustainable case study

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I’m speaking with Jonathon Draper and Olivia St-Laurent of Local Press Café + Wholefoods in Canberra, Australia. This episode is truly a case study of what food businesses could do just about anywhere.
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Green Caffeen: Two dads and a green coffee cup
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Green Caffeen: Two dads and a green coffee cup

In this episode of Plastics Revolution, I chat with Damien Clarke and Martin Brooks, the founders of Green Caffeen. Both of them were stay at home dads struggling with mental health issues until they decided to start a business that essentially rents reusable takeaway cups.
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Mark Yates of Replas – from rubbish to products
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Mark Yates of Replas – from rubbish to products

In this 2-part series of Plastics Revolution, I chat with Mark Yates of Replas in one of the most educational and insightful shows we’ve done yet involving the plastics industry.
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Luise Grossman of Five Oceans
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Luise Grossman of Five Oceans

My guest in this podcast episode is Luise Grossman. She’s a surfer, marketer and the co-founder of a sustainable surf product company called Five Oceans.
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Vet Stephanie Stubbe of Anipal
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Vet Stephanie Stubbe of Anipal

In today's podcast, we meet with Stephanie Stubbe from Melbourne Australia. She's a practicing veterinarian who founded Anipal, the first Australian company to make dog collars and leads from recycled plastics.
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Royston Kent – A plastics manufacturer for recycled materials
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Royston Kent – A plastics manufacturer for recycled materials

My podcast guest, Royston Kent is the co-founder and CEO of B&C Plastics, a product development and plastics manufacturing company based in Brisbane Australia. Recently, he's had a chance of heart for using recycled materials in his plastics manufacturing company. Listen to it now.
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Introducing the “Plastics Revolution” podcast
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Introducing the “Plastics Revolution” podcast

For the last month, and on top of everything else I am trying to do for the business, I have been working on a new podcast called, "Plastics Revolution."
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