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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 02:15 am

How Zero Co raised $5m in under 7 hours by recycling plastic waste

How Zero Co raised $5m in under 7 hours by recycling plastic waste
When Mike Smith and his partner Alyssa Carter-Smith took off on an 18-month world tour in 2018, visiting some of the world’s most far-flung places, the couple found themselves shocked by one thing – the amount of plastic rubbish they saw.

Mike Smith saw piles on plastic waste on his round-the-world trip.Zero Co’s plan: reuse plastic waste pulled from the ocean to create plastic bottles that consumers keep forever.” Reducing carbon emissions and plastic waste Another Aussie refill delivery service ReCo (short for ‘Reimagine, Co-Create’) is on a mission to solve the global plastics problem, with a goal of reducing both plastic waste and carbon emissions connected to creating single-use plastic.After Mike Smith got an idea on holiday, he came up with an idea aiming to solve one of the world’s biggest problems.

When Mike Smith and his partner Alyssa Carter-Smith took off on an 18-month world tour in 2018, visiting some of the world’s most far-flung places, the couple found themselves shocked by one thing – the amount of plastic rubbish they saw.Mike Smith almost broke the internet with his crowd-funding!

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