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Mother Nature has a plastics problem. This podcast isn’t about the problem though. It’s about the solutions. In each episode, host and entrepreneur, Tammy Ven Dange chats with the innovators, change makers and fellow entrepreneurs who are leading the plastics revolution. Each of them has created a business solution to reduce the negative impacts of plastic pollution to the environment. In their stories, they’ll answer questions about what prompted them to start their businesses or organisations. How did they fund it? What challenges have they faced? And what impact do they want to make? Along the way, we’ll also share tips and ideas so that you too can join the plastics revolution. Check out the full transcripts at plasticsrevolution.com or on Tammy’s blog page, tvendange.com. Hosted by Tammy Ven Dange Produced by Jonny Puskas Theme Music by Joseph McDade All Rights Reserved 2019

Mother Nature has a plastics problem. This podcast isn’t about the problem though. It’s about the solutions. In each episode, host and entrepreneur, Tammy Ven Dange chats with the innovators, change makers and fellow entrepreneurs who are leading the plastics revolution. Each of them has created a business solution to reduce the negative impacts of plastic pollution to the environment. In their stories, they’ll answer questions about what prompted them to start their businesses or organisations. How did they fund it? What challenges have they faced? And what impact do they want to make? Along the way, we’ll also share tips and ideas so that you too can join the plastics revolution. Check out the full transcripts at plasticsrevolution.com or on Tammy’s blog page, tvendange.com. Hosted by Tammy Ven Dange Produced by Jonny Puskas Theme Music by Joseph McDade All Rights Reserved 2019
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Australia

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Mother Nature has a plastics problem. This podcast isn’t about the problem though. It’s about the solutions. In each episode, host and entrepreneur, Tammy Ven Dange chats with the innovators, change makers and fellow entrepreneurs who are leading the plastics revolution. Each of them has created a business solution to reduce the negative impacts of plastic pollution to the environment. In their stories, they’ll answer questions about what prompted them to start their businesses or organisations. How did they fund it? What challenges have they faced? And what impact do they want to make? Along the way, we’ll also share tips and ideas so that you too can join the plastics revolution. Check out the full transcripts at plasticsrevolution.com or on Tammy’s blog page, tvendange.com. Hosted by Tammy Ven Dange Produced by Jonny Puskas Theme Music by Joseph McDade All Rights Reserved 2019

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@tvendange

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English


Episodes

Conder House Laundry and Linen Services

11/12/2019
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Today I’m chatting with Cathy Costa of the Conder House Laundry and Linen Services. They provide the only modern cloth nappy or diaper cleaning service in the greater Canberra, Australia area. Cathy started this business originally as a side hustle to meet her own family’s needs. However, in just two years, her business has also diverted an approximate 62,000 disposable nappies or 3.4 tonnes away from landfill. Her business is making it easier for environmentally conscious families and day...

Duration:00:35:12

Local Press Cafe + Wholefoods - A sustainable case study

11/5/2019
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Today I’m speaking with Jonathon Draper and Olivia St-Laurent of Local Press Café + Wholefoods in Canberra, Australia. Local Press began with sustainability in mind from the day they opened their first café in 2016. And yet since then, they’ve continued to add practices that have reduced their waste by 90% and encouraged an amazing loyal following from both staff and customers alike – showing that you can be both a profitable and sustainable. This episode is truly a case study of what food...

Duration:00:40:53

Green Caffeen - Two dads and a green coffee cup

10/29/2019
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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. In 15 short months they have taken their idea across Australia with interest from overseas as well. And in this episode the guys also make a big announcement which explains why they're in Canberra, the nation's capital...

Duration:00:43:57

Mark Yates of Replas Part 2 – From Rubbish to Products

10/27/2019
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In this second episode of a 2-part series, I chat with Mark Yates, the founder of Repeat Plastics, now called Replas in one of the most educational and insightful shows we’ve done yet involving the plastics industry. Today, Mark’s company is one of the very few in Australia that makes products from mixed plastic waste. And in this second half, we chat more about the industry challenges including what can be done from a packaging design and government policy perspective to make plastic waste...

Duration:00:30:16

Mark Yates of Replas Part 1 – From Rubbish to Products

10/24/2019
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In this 2-part series, I chat with Mark Yates, the founder of Repeat Plastics, now called Replas in one of the most educational and insightful shows we’ve done yet involving the plastics industry. Mark unintentionally entered the recycled plastics business 28 years ago when he decided to make something with the plastic packaging waste that was being generated in his father’s gum factory. Today, Mark’s company is one of the very few in Australia that makes products from mixed plastic waste....

Duration:00:33:52

Luise Grossman of Five Oceans - changing the surf industry one fin at a time

10/7/2019
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Today's guest is Luise Grossman. She’s a surfer, marketer and the co-founder of a sustainable surf product company called Five Oceans. In 2013, Luise and her life partner, Felix Wunner decided to start a movement of sorts by trying to make the surf-product industry more sustainable. In fact, she explained to me the contradiction between the mindset of a surfer and the lack of sustainability in most of the products they use for their own sport. Five Oceans first product was called Ecofin, a...

Duration:00:40:12

A vet's vision to make the industry more sustainable

9/29/2019
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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. In ten short months, she's managed to sell out her first order without spending a dime on marketing. And yet this company was never about the money, but a way to champion changes to the vet industry to be more sustainable in their practices. I hope you enjoy this episode of...

Duration:00:37:48

A Plastics Manufacturer's Change of Heart for Recycled Material

9/17/2019
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Why would an injection moulding plastics manufacturer suddenly decide to change his business strategy in favour of recycled and circular materials? After all, manufacturing with recycled materials is hard. There’s no guarantee for continuity of supply, the quality of feedstock can be inconsistent, processing degrades quality, and there’s always a risk that contamination can impact colour. My guest, Royston Kent is an outdoors enthusiast and the co-founder and CEO of B&C Plastics. His...

Duration:00:35:30