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Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Resulting from the Plastics Summit on 2nd March 2020, the Commonwealth Government has now shared their Plastics Plan with us in their publication on 3rd March 2021. The Plastics Plan provides guidance to the plastics industry with regard to becoming more sustainable with definite targets by 2025, specifically for the plastics packaging industry.

This webinar on recycling provides additional insights about what is happening in the local world of recycling with tangible effects, applications and contributions to the sustainability of the Plastics Industry in Australia.

The first contribution is from Associate Professor Jonathan Campbell from Flinders University in Adelaide as part of our series “Plastics make it happen” with a presentation on a new spin-off company from Flinders University: 3RT. This company developed a novel water-based bio-mimicking ‘nano-glue’ that replicates the natural growing process of wood in just hours creating a fully-recyclable designer hardwood at lower cost than the traditionally milled product.

The next speaker will be Andrew Odgers of Queensland Bottlers. Andrew will share with us his journey of creating Queensland Bottlers supplying pure spring water and ensuring a recycling supply chain for the large PET bottles.

The third presentation at this webinar will be by another Queensland success story: how Far North Queensland Plastics created ReGen Wall based on recycled materials. They also will tell us about their extensive range of locally marketed plastic products.


Date/Time: Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:15 pm to 2 pm AEDT!

Venue: Webinar Zoom; after registration, you will be sent the link for this webinar.

Note for Queenslanders: please note that the times in this flyer are AEDT!



12:15 pm to 12.20 pm Welcome

Lynley Crawford, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section

12:20 pm to 12:45 pm

Plastics make it happen - Introduction: 3RT Sustainable Hardwood for the 21st Century based on biomimicking “nano-glue”.

Associate Professor Jonathan Campbell, Founding Partner and R&D Manager, 3RT , Novar Gardens, SA

12:45 pm to 13:10 pm

How a family owned company is supplying pure springwater in large plastic bottles and looks after sustainability by offering the recycling of the bottles as well.

Andrew Odgers, Director, Queensland Bottlers, Ormeau, QLD

13:10 pm to 13:35 pm

ReGen Wall a locally manufactured product involving recycled plastics.

Venetia Van Staveren, General Manager, Westcourt, QLD

13:35 pm to 13:55 pm

Panel Discussion

Jonathan Campbell, Andrew Odgers and Venetia van Staveren with Lynley Crawford as moderator

13.55 pm to 14.00 pm

SPE announcements

Lynley Crawford, Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section, Brisbane, QLD

For more information contact Lynley Crawford by email: or mobile: 0477 647 508

Cancellation policy: No refunds within seven days of the event.

The seminar organizers retain the right to change the program without notice.

For further enquiries contact Lynley Crawford, 0477 647 508 or email:

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