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
Samantha Cross of Plastic Police: passion for recycling soft plastic
In this episode of the Plastics Revolution podcast, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Samantha Cross of Plastic Police and Cross Connections Consulting.
A combination of circumstances led Samantha to start her own consulting company and a passion project she called Plastic Police to tackle soft plastic waste specifically.
Today it's evolved to a fully tested model with a scalable blueprint for businesses and organisations anywhere.
You can read the show notes at plasticsrevolution.com.
Abigail Forsyth of KeepCup: Starting a reusable movement
In this episode of Plastics Revolution, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Abigail Forsyth, the co-founder and managing director of KeepCup.
Abigail and her brother were running a number of cafes in the Melbourne area when they recognised the amount of disposable coffee cups going through their business and ending up in landfill. Ten years later, the KeepCup brand has become the generic term for a reusable coffee cup.
Find the notes and links from this episode at plasticsrevolution.com.
Stephen Webster of Integrated Recycling: Scaling a recycled plastics product manufacturer
In this episode of Plastics Revolution, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Stephen Webster of Integrated Recycling, an Australian manufacturer of recycled plastic products.
In this show, we learn about the origins of the company and how it’s progressed from making recycled plastic posts to a much greater variety of products including their Duratrack railway sleepers
You can read the summary and see all of the links from this episode at plasticsrevolution.com.au.
Chris Tangey of Ecycle Solutions: Recycling Polystyrene
In this episode of Plastics Revolution, Tammy Ven Dange chats with Chris Tangey of Ecycle Solutions, an Australian recycler of e-waste and polystyrene.
Polystyrene has been a popular padding and packaging solution for a long time. However, because it’s really 98% air, it’s been difficult to recycle profitably. In this episode, we talk about how Ecycle Solutions has found a way.
You can read the summary and see all of the links from this episode at https://plasticsrevolution.com.
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz of Plastic Free July: Becoming plastic free one person at a time
In this episode of Plastics Revolution, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Rebecca Prince-Ruiz of Plastic Free July.
Rebecca didn’t mean to start a global movement. She just set a family challenge to reduce the amount of plastic that they were using in the month of July. Now there's an estimated 250 million people in 177 countries involved.
You can read the summary and see all of the links from this episode on plasticsrevolution.com.
Michael Elias of MANRAGS: Circular Socks and Jocks
In this episode of Plastics Revolution, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Michael Elias of MANRAGS, a men’s essential clothing line and textiles recycling service.
Michael and his wife, Tina, decided to sell socks through a subscription side-hustle. The business did well. Then they realised that their business was adding to the landfill problem. This started the next phase to close the loop on textile waste.
You can read the summary and see the links from this episode at plasticsrevolution.com.
Hope in a time of despair
Great podcast tackling interesting stories and insightful initiatives. Tammy not only covers the what but gets to the questions of how. Inspiring stories of progress and action in a time that can be viewed with despair overwhelm and inertia. Thanks Tammy! We need to hear more of these stories.
A True Feel Good Podcast
Thoroughly enjoying the content and the manner in which it’s Delivered.. Well done Tammy