Making Great Products from Recycled Plastics by Tammy Ven Dange (part 2)
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02:00 Cashflow and investments, differences between a product-based business and a service-based business.

07:00 When it comes to promoting the business, no one's going to promote it as well as the founder.

08:30 Why Tammy launched her podcast, Plastics Revolution

12:30 Challenges and opportunities for businesses to take part in the sustainability movement. Design with sustainability in mind

16:00 Advice to mission-driven entrepreneur: consider the whole life-cycle

20:30 Dreams for The Refoundry: create a demand for recycled plastics

23:00 Dreams with The Refoundry: I want us to be a good example and a champion for being good stewards of our resources.



  1. Product-based business requires higher investment upfront compared to service-based business
  2. The founder of a business is always the best promoter of the product
  3. Sustainability starts with the design
  4. Consider the entire life-cycle of the product: material sourcing, logistics, packaging, disposal...etc
  5. At each step, try to be intentional and strategic in order to reduce the environmental footprint


CONNECT with Tammy:

To find out more about Tammy Ven Dange:

To find out more about The Refoundry:
Tammy’s podcast: Plastics Revolution

Connect with Tammy on socials @tvendange


Books mentioned:

“Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman” by Yvon Chouinard

“Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” by Phil Knight

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