Matt here and I'm the founder of Lapanda.
I’m also a firm believer that the world doesn’t need more plastic, nor does it need more products. What it does need are sustainable alternatives and better solutions that lighten the load on Mother Nature.
From an early age, I was always an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, spending most of my days in the backyard of our small family home in north-west Sydney. I’d spend the most part of my summer holidays playing soccer, chasing our family dog ‘Coco’ and studying the birds in our huge outdoor aviary (yep, true story). As I progressed through my senior high school years and later, university, my fascination for the environment and sustainability continued to grow.As a soon-to-be graduate in the summer of 2019, I stood on a near empty beach in Thailand after 2 incredible weeks of sunshine, good vibes and AMAZING street food. Among the trinkets and memories of a fulfilling adventure came the overwhelming realisation of how enormous and global the issue of plastic pollution had become. From the east coast of Australia, the South Pacific and now piled on the beaches of Southeast Asia, my travels had consistently put me in the path of plastic.
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