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Our Story

OUR STORY

“A while ago I was camping, when I got to my campsite I saw rubbish everywhere, this made me really sad and got me thinking that we have really messed up our planet, our home. When I took a closer look, I discovered that a lot of the rubbish was actually plastic, plastic lids in particular.

So I decided to look into this, and quickly discovered bottle top lids are really big problem for major recycler’s. They are so small they literally just fall through the cracks of the machinery and from there, get swept into landfill. We don’t want these going to landfill. Why? Because in Australia alone we consume over 200 Olympic swimming pools full of lids every year! That’s not sustainable.

From that day on, I made it my mission, and now Rethink Recycling’s mission, to rescue as many lids as we possibly can from landfill, our oceans and our forests, and keep them in a circular economy.”

Mat Card – Founder, Rethink Recycling Co-op

OUR VISION

Working together for a sustainable now.
OUR MISSION
To inspire change through education to reduce our reliance on single-use virgin plastics.

OUR PEOPLE

Mathew Card

Founder

President

Kym O’Shannassy

Co-Founder

Vice President

Caitlyn Socwell​

Co-Founder

Secretary

Faye Chew​

Co-Founder

Treasurer

Vishek Batra​

Co-Founder

Operations

OUR VALUES
We work in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In particular we place emphasis on SDG 4 – Quality Education, SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and SDG 12 – Responsible production and consumption, noting that each goal impacts other goals directly and indirectly.