Sydney Water and Republic of Everyone unveil first vinyl records made of recyled marine plastic


RECORDS-MARINE-PLASTIC_v2 (1).jpgSydney Water, via do-good creative agency Republic of Everyone, has pioneered a way to create records from marine plastics – and in doing so, encourage more people to join the movement of local clean up groups rolling up their sleeves every weekend to clean plastics, litter and other pollutants from Sydney’s beaches and waterways.

Plastics are collected by volunteers then cut in pieces and pressed into working vinyls with special equipment installed on the beach and given back to volunteers to thank them helping with the day – all under the banner of Beat the Bottle.

SYDNEY-WATER-VINYL-RECORD.jpgThe day is powered by music – with DJs and junk drummers bringing the tunes and making the day more fun.

And what’s on the record? A dedicated track ‘Come Clean’, by Chaos Emerald and Jayteehazard, created from the sounds of marine plastics.


The campaign was developed for Sydney Water by Republic of Everyone. Record pressing technology was devised by Vert Design.

After successfully piloting on two beaches this summer, the campaign will rollout across 16 events in summer 2018/19. 

Agency: Republic of Everyone

Founder & Partner: Ben Peacock

Creative Director: Max Guena

Head of Design: Claire Sutton

Designer: Eva Kiss

Senior account Director: Lucy Jackson

Senior Account Manager: Josephine North

Junior Account Executive: Emily Saunders