Remix Plastic is a sustainability education project by Clever Green Limited that engages people in a conversation around reducing single use plastic consumption. We share skills and knowledge to empower individuals to make sustainable changes.
We run two types of workshops: reducing plastic and recycling plastic. We share practical skills to help people avoid plastic such as making shampoo bars, household cleaners and beeswax wraps. Our plastic recycling workshops are designed to teach people about the current problems with commercial recycling infrastructure and then offer ideas around the potential uses for the plastic that already exists.
We use technology (for example recycling machinery and laser cutting) to engage with students who are not interested in traditional sustainability education programmes. This connects with STEM education and STEAM for Good.
With local waste we create products that have a sustainable story - diverting waste from landfill and engaging people in a conversation around reducing single use plastic. It embeds concepts like kaitiakitanga and circular economy into works.
Vision: Foster sustainable behaviour and a circular economy
Mission: Provide education that encourages and empowers individuals to make sustainable changes
- Reduce single use plastic consumption through hands-on education
- Engage the community in local circular economy practices
- Provide a positive sustainable vision for the future so that individuals can see the opportunities to create a better world.
Our Team / to tatou kapa
Anthea has a BSc in Zoology with a focus in marine biology and a minor in Archaeology. She trained as a PADI dive instructor at Dive Otago and in 2011 was awarded the Rolex Our World Underwater Scholarship for the Australasian region. Through this scholarship she was able to work with marine conservation efforts around the world. Upon arrival home she was involved with local organisations such as Our Seas Our Future and Project Aware.
Anthea has worked in sustainability in Christchurch since 2016. Through her experiences in conservation, sustainability and living a zero waste lifestyle, Anthea provides environmentally focused education throughout Christchurch.