Hi, we're Piers and Kayla Mossuto, the founders of Precious Plastic Melbourne! We've been helping our fellow Aussies reduce their environmental impact since 2014 via our social enterprise Crema Joe - the first reusable coffee pod brand in Australia.
Photo credit: Scott McNaughton, SMH
In 2018, we were looking for a responsible manufacturing solution for our business when we were introduced to the Precious Plastic concept. For us, the key benefits at the time were the ability to:
• Manufacture locally
• Use 100% recycled materials
• The low set-up costs, and
• The ability to have complete control over production
Within the first 6 months of announcing our initiative, we collected over 300,000 plastic bottle caps from our local community! Nowadays, we're a one-stop-shop for Precious Plastic in Australia, working with like-minded individuals and organisations, assisting community recyclers to set up their own plastic recycling workspaces.
Based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Precious Plastic Melbourne is Australia's go-to for all things Precious Plastic, including machines, moulds and innovation.
By working with us, you're supporting our mission to turn waste into useful products and grow the Precious Plastic community in Australia.
About Precious Plastic
For the past six years, Precious Plastic has been working on a bottom-up approach to bring recycling technologies and knowledge to the hands of everyone, all open-source and for free.
Developing and sharing the machines and techniques to empower people around the world to start recycling plastic is at the core of the Precious Plastic mission, creating a new financial value from a ubiquitous free resource - plastic waste.
Head to www.preciousplastic.com to learn more.