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Age of Plastic

Author: Andrea Fox

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An environmental podcast with tips on how to live plastic free! Host Andrea Fox tackles big ethical issues with her knowledgeable guests, all in the hope of overcoming the climate change overwhelm and battling the single-use plastic guilt.
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On this episode here from Shosh Shetty of Bagboard, a new eco-friendly advertising platform that is bringing brands and people together to help eliminate single-use plastic bags in London.The brand is now RAZE - find out more and sign up here;https://www.raze-app.com/https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/ https://twitter.com/andrea_fox https://www.iamandreafox.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/ageofplasticpodcast Tell me you enjoy the Podcasthttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/ageofplastic
In honour of the release of her first book IT'S NOT THAT RADICAL: CLIMATE ACTION TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD here is a reissue of the episode with activist Mikaela Loach...Mikaela Loach is an Edinburgh based climate justice and anti-racism activist. She has written articles for Eco-age, you may have seen her featured in Elle magazine or seen her talking about climate change on BBC news recently. Mikaela along with her co-host Jo Becker host THE YIKES Podcast... delving into some really important a...
Today a reissue... let’s talk GOLD.. and other precious metals. Catch Rhys Jones is the founder and creative director of jewellery brand Catch Rhys, ‘solid jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth.’ The brand is described as honestly priced, plus it’s plastic free with recycled paper and reusable packaging and use 85% recycled metals, hoping to be 100%.Find out why Catch prefers to call the brand RESPONSIBLE over SUSTAINABLE, why recycled materials aren’t on everyones radar, the weird space...
Today's episode is another chance to hear from guest Pierre Paslier, from start up NOTPLA. With co-founder Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, he developed this material, Ooho - at Imperial College London. It's an edible flexible plastic replacement which biodegrades and disappears without harm to the environment in a few weeks, all made from seaweed! And in December 2022, they were awarded the Earthshot Prize.https://earthshotprize.org/winners-finalists/notpla/Find out the reasons behind those names No...
Todays guest wants to Create a simpler, wealthier, greener and happier planet. But how? Find out on today’s episode as I’m joined by Graham Hill, CEO of The Carbonauts, a company that teaches people how to reduce their carbon footprints in under six weeks while saving money and influencing others. Before The Carbonauts, he founded the ground-breaking website TreeHugger, with billions of page views. Discover morehttps://www.thecarbonauts.com/Mr Graham Hill on Linkedin @wearethe...
Actual Chris Packham! I was overjoyed to get some time to chew the fat with the author, presenter and long time naturalist. It was all to do with his support for the The National Lottery funded Flows to the Future project, and the artwork celebrating Flows to the Future's Milly Revill Hayward. GET IN TOUCH!https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/https://twitter.com/andrea_foxhttps://www.iamandreafox.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/ageofplasticpodcastSupport the podcast from £3 a mon...
Round Up! And Restart!

Round Up! And Restart!

2023-01-3104:36

OMG she's back again! Age of Plastic podcast is back with a little reminder of Series 10! Plus... listen to me chat to Chris Packham on the next episode - available right now.GET IN TOUCH!https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/https://twitter.com/andrea_foxhttps://www.iamandreafox.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/ageofplasticpodcastSupport the podcast from £3 a monthhttps://www.patreon.com/ageofplastichttps://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/ https://twitter.com/andrea_fox https://w...
Today Dr Ciara McGrath, IET's Young Woman Engineer of the Yeardiscusses a brand new competition for the young science experts in your life, and reveals what the space industry are doing to curb their carbon footprint.https://www.engineer-a-better-world.org/get-involved/https://www.biophilica.co.uk/https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/63048071ECO LIFE HACKScientist removes microplastics from ocean water with okra!https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/texas-researchers-use-ocra-to-remove-microplastics-fro...
Carbon footprints, how to reduce them, and your costs. Plus Cop 27. That's what we get into with today's guests. Giki co-founders Jo and James Hand!https://giki.earth/A free guide to getting involved in COP27 from Giki.https://giki.earth/the-ultimate-guide-to-cop27-and-how-you-can-cut-carbon/ECO LIFE HACKhttps://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/pakistan-floods-appeal/GET IN TOUCH!https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/https://twitter.com/andrea_foxhttps://www.iamandreafox.co.uk/ht...
Frances Tophill (BBC GARDENERS WORLD) and Claire Hattersley (Weleda Biodynamic gardening expert) discuss how your gardening efforts could give the UK’s degraded soil a much-needed boost!Tree Sistershttps://treesisters.org/Weleda Save Earths Skinhttps://www.weleda.co.uk/save-earths-skinMicroplastic from water discovery!https://twitter.com/FrRonconi/status/1490273313112965123?s=20&t=6W_UnDh0MZgdMOnj4H6SNwGET IN TOUCH!https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/https://twitter.com/andrea_f...
Turn Down The Heat...

Turn Down The Heat...

2022-09-0523:06

Today’s guest is Tim Forman, Senior Research Associate and Senior Teaching Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, at the University of Cambridge.He’s authored New report from the University of Cambridge and Epson - the company making appliances probably best known for printer… on energy consumption from plug-in appliances - To meet the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero Scenario, which calls for appliance energy usage to fall to 60% of 2020 levels by 2050...
How do you convince the government to give you land at a bargain rate for a community project?Find out from the volunteer group hoping to transform an East London industrial site into community-owned natural swimming ponds and a biodiverse park.Support the Crowdfunder here;https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/elwpAnd contact the ELWP group via info@elwp.org.ukECO LIFE HACKhttps://billi-london.com/GET IN TOUCH!https://www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast/https://twitter.com/andrea_foxhttps:/...
30,000 plastic and aluminium coffee pods are sent to landfill each minute.Today talking composting and coffee I'm joined by TV gardening guru Daisy Payne and Grind founder David Abrahamovitch to find out more!https://grind.co.uk/Plus a look back at former coffee-loving guests, James Proter Blane & Sarah Lynn from Halo Coffee - worlds first compostable coffee capsule.https://halo.coffee/And Vicky Poon from Alpaca Coffee talking about greenwashing tactics https://alpacacoffee.co.uk/ECO...
Back in 2019 I spoke with then REN SKINCARE CEO Arnaud Meysselle. In 2018 the company had pledged to become Zero Waste by 2021, meaning 100% of all REN Clean Skincare packaging would be recycled, recyclable or reusable.And guess what they did it! To tell us about the trials and tribulations of being a Zero Waste beauty brand is REN Global Ambassador - with 20 years in the skincare industry and a glowing complexion - David Delport!Listen to the original episode with REN Skincare ‘Ho...
Do we really realise how much plastic is involved with periods?Find out more with Celia Pool, Co-Founder of DAME, Award-winning effective period care free from single-use plastic.DAME Giveaway Terms & Conditions This giveaway features two deliveries of 34 DAME organic tampons, 68 tampons in total, with the average person using 8-10 tampons per period, according to an average from Statista· Each delivery costs £1, and a new subscriber will receive thei...
Today I am joined by two young activists and founders.From Tel Aviv, Sharona Shnayder who in 2020 founded Trash For Tuesdays to encourage people to take part in trash picking, conversing about the waste management issue, demanding better practices from big businesses. My second guest is Oluwaseyi Moejoh from Nigeria the Executive Director of U-recycle Initiative Africa - a youth-led organization committed to advancing a circular economy across Africa.Both are part of the Youth-Led Intergenera...
Former British no. 1 tennis player Johanna Konta is on the Age of Plastic Podcast today! Johanna is a keen environmentalist, is passionate about protecting our planet and is supporting the UK’s first ever doorstep ‘flexible plastic’ recycling service, collecting hard to recycle plastics from people’s front doors from ABEL & COLE.Abel & Cole Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.abelandcole.co.uk/contentpage?altmenu=cucumber&folder=AboutUs&file=recycling-collection.htmWimbledonhttps://n...
How to travel with a light touch, with Explore Worldwide Managing Director Michael Edwards. They’ve launched an industry first Carbon Rating Scale for their trips.Find out how the scale works - what they can’t include yet - how many people are thinking of their environmental impact when travelling - and the most environmentally friendly holiday!https://www.explore.co.uk/about/sustainabilityFind out more about Tourism Declareshttps://www.tourismdeclares.com/Good news…https://www.bbc.com/...
On today’s episode, I’m speaking with Dr Laura Foster, Head of Clean Seas at the Marine Conservation Society. They have begun their #stopoceanthreads campaign. This is a petition calling for washing machine manufacturers to fit microfibre filters in all new domestic and commercial machines, by law, by 2023 and retrofitted in commercial machines by 2024. If you weren’t sure about the amount of micro plastic that comes from washing the stains out of your clothes…you’re about to find out…To help...
KUBIK turn plastic waste into low-carbon buildings, and the start up has just been awarded Africa’s Start Up of the Year! 100% Plastic Waste and 40% Cheaper. Today I’m joined by Kidus Asfaw Co founder and CEO to tell us the story of Kubik, which he came to via charity Unicef and companies like Google. Find out Kubik is, how his co-founder Penda Marre came to design it, brilliant environmental innovations across the continent of Africa, how bad construction is for the planet and some really em...
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John Greenidge

Ace podcast Fox🦊

Jul 12th
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