Amount of marine plastic recycled and transformed since June 2018: 1,164 kilograms
In 2018 we, Eco Barge, launched the Ocean Trash Recycle Shack. By teaming up with the Plastic Collective, Coca Cola South Pacific and WAW Handplanes we can now utilise the plastic collectives mobile plastics processing machine called the Shruder to process and transform most of the plastic marine debris we collect into a resource that can then be recycled by companies like WAW handplanes who recycle the processed material into their bodysurfing handplanes the BadFish. To checkout these recycled ocean plastic handplanes head to the WAW website HERE.
Eco Barge also works with artists who are using the marine plastic to create innovative installations and creations. A great example of this is the Wasteland, an art exhibition which was created by Sydney based Mundane Matters, an ideas-driven art and design practice focused on creative sustainable living. This exhibition was installed in Sydney’s Customs House for the month of October 2018
If it weren’t for the Ocean Trash Recycle Shack, the ocean debris that we collected from around the Great Barrier Reef region would otherwise be sent to landfill.