Amount of marine plastic recycled and transformed since June 2018: 300 kilograms
2018 sees the launch of the Ocean Trash Recycle Shack, thanks to funding from Coca-Cola South Pacific, Eco Barge are teaming up with the Plastic Collective and have received a mobile recycling machine called a Shruder. This machine will allow Eco Barge to transform most of the plastic marine debris found into a reusable resource therefore dramatically reduce the amount that goes to landfill.
Eco Barge is currently working with a couple of organisations who are transforming the shredded marine plastic into new recycled products, this reduces the need for virgin plastics. 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.