The ‘Remix Plastic’ project aims to confront the growing problem of plastic pollution by setting up a small scale mobile recycling unit that can travel to schools, businesses and community groups to educate them on the extent of the plastic waste problem: the resources it takes to create plastic, the threat it poses to the environment and the potential uses for plastic waste. We will shred plastic and turn it into filament for creating and using in 3D printers. We believe a hands-on approach will engage students and provide an opportunity for people to find solutions for a problem that affects their community.
A Circular Economy / te ōhanga porowhita
This project will accelerate New Zealand’s transition to a circular economy by fostering a culture of sustainability through encouraging the ownership of local production. By working with plastic waste that is in the environment we will bring attention to the growing problem with single use plastics. Partnering with organisations such as Fab Lab Chch and Te Puna Auaha Lyttelton will allow us to be a step in the process to creating a manufacturing city, where Christchurch produces what it consumes. We will provide a platform and a network around the city.
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 dive instructor at Dive Otago and in 2011 was awarded the Rolex Our World Underwater Scholarship for the Australasian region. Through the scholarship she was able to work on marine conservation efforts around the world. Upon arrival home she got involved with local organisations such as Our Seas Our Future and Project Aware.
Anthea has worked in sustainability in Christchurch since 2016. Through her experience in conservation, sustainability and living a zero waste lifestyle, Anthea provides environmentally focused education throughout Christchurch with the support of Enviroschools.