NB16: The Plastics Letter

In this newsletter, I want to share with you some of the highlights from our recent episodes, where we talked to entrepreneurs who are tackling the challenge of plastic waste and pollution.

In one of our latest episodes, I had a fascinating conversation with Joshua Linn, the co-founder of The Ocean Package, a German startup that makes reusable packaging from recycled plastic.

Joshua told us about his vision of creating a cleaner world for tomorrow, and how his company is benefiting from Europe's tightening regulations that support the re-use of e-commerce packaging materials. He also shared some of the challenges and opportunities of working with recycled plastic, and how he plans to scale his business globally.

Joshua Linn, The Ocean Package

You can listen to the full episode 72 with Joshua here.

If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like some of our previous ones, where we interviewed other entrepreneurs who are working on innovative solutions to reduce plastic waste and pollution.

Here are some of them:

🎙️ In episode 48, I talked to John Felts, the CEO and co-founder of Cruz Foam, a California-based startup that makes compostable foam and he explained how his company is tapping into the booming e-commerce market with its range of eco-friendly packaging products.

"It’s nearly impossible to play catch up on an increasingly flowing faucet of trash. We, obviously, need to try to get out what’s already in there. But the greater avenues of change and impact will come from addressing it on the front end, stopping it from reaching the ocean or even being produced," Felts said

You can listen to the full episode with John HERE.

🎙️ In episode 47, I spoke to Magnus Jern, the founder and CEO of TAPP Water, a Barcelona-based startup that makes filter systems for tap water. Magnus told us how he is on a mission to change consumers' habits and fight against the bottled water industry, which is responsible for a huge amount of plastic waste.

You can listen to the full episode with Magnus HERE.

🎙️ In episode 42, I chatted with Alex Blum, the founder of Applied Bioplastics, a material startup that mixes cellulose with regular plastic to make it cheaper and greener. Alex told us about his unusual journey from making a documentary about the Rohingya genocide to starting a bioplastics company.

You can listen to the full episode with Alex HERE.

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