Plastic Pollution


Tim’s premier passion is the issue of plastic pollution, otherwise known as marine debris. As a passionate surfer Tim has encountered the issue of plastic pollution his entire life but became an active campaigner for the cause in 2009 with the launch of Take 3. Since 2009 Tim has cemented his role as an international expert through collaboration with research organisations around the world and ongoing personal research. In 2011 Tim participated in a prestigious research expedition to the North Pacific Gyre (aka Great Pacific Garbage Patch), completing a TEDx talk on his return. Tim continues to research the issue and use his personal experiences to elevate the issue in Australia and globally.

Tim is co-founder and CEO of Take 3 and lends his skills as a mentor to many emerging groups and individuals working on the plastic pollution issue.

To learn more about the issue and the ongoing work of Take 3 visit their website here.

Simply take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere and you have made a difference. Pick it up. Bin it. #Take3fortheSea


Plastic Pollution

Tim’s premier passion is the issue of plastic pollution, otherwise known as marine debris.

Waste Reform

Plastic pollution is by and large the result of inadequate waste management practices and policies around the world. 

‘Genuine’ Sustainability

The 21st century needs a framework for ‘genuine’ sustainability and this exists in the principles of the Circular Economy. 

Sustainable Alternatives to Disposable Products

In an effort to promote alternatives to wasteful and polluting disposable products Tim established ReChusable in 2012.


Since 2011 Tim has personally educated over 50,000 students from over 100 schools around Australia.

Ocean Conservation

Tim lends his support to many projects and campaigns to bring attention to important ocean conservation issues.