Precious Plastic Melbourne: 2022 Finalist – Circular economy innovation

Last updated: 3 August 2022
young woman with shoulder length brown hair wearing a green and blue plaid shirt sitting next to a grey metal machine Precious Plastic Melbourne is a finalist for a Community Champion award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Circular economy innovation category.

Precious Plastic Melbourne is at the forefront of a grassroots micro-recycling movement in Australia. From their closed-loop plastic recycling facility in Nunawading, Precious Plastic Melbourne is designing and producing small-scale recycling equipment to manufacture functional products and create a valuable resource from what was once considered waste.

The innovative, family-owned enterprise empowers community groups, businesses, and schools to manufacture their own products, actively seeding circular eco-systems across the country. This circular economy approach is not only vital to the reduction of plastic pollution, but also creates strong economic, social and climate benefits.

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