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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.

Age of Plastic Andrea Fox

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

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.

    From food waste to Food Co-Ops... with Weavers Way

    From food waste to Food Co-Ops... with Weavers Way

    Today we hear from Jon Roesser General Manager at Weavers Way Co-Op in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania - a member-owned cooperative grocery. Find out what a food co-op is, what Weavers Way is aiming to do, the tiny percent of food we have to grow, to make a big difference, and what do keep in mind when food shopping to lessen our waste, Organic Fair Trade Bananas and blueberries in winter, climate change and farming!
    Weavers Way 
    https://weaversway.coop/
    Food Co-Ops UK
    https://www.sustainweb.org/foodcoops/finder/
    Food Co-Ops US
    https://coop.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_cooperatives_in_the_United_States
    Food Co-Ops Australia 
    https://www.localharvest.org.au/learn/food-co-ops-an-introduction/
    Sally Nex - Low Carbon Gardening 
    https://podfollow.com/age-of-plastic/episode/64868d201f47e28829fb43fb253a615fbc9ab18b/view

    Good Climate News
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/25/young-activists-sue-boris-johnson-over-failure-to-tackle-climate-crisis

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    • 40 min
    Meet the Zero Waste Family, with no Bin!

    Meet the Zero Waste Family, with no Bin!

    Do you have a bin? Today’s guests don’t! Meet the Zero Waste family from San Diego called the Syrens, James, Fredrika and their 3 kids Bella, Noah and Liam.

    They worked on an NBC show in October 2021, from Ava DuVernay (behind movies Selma and a Wrinkle In Time) titled Home Sweet Home. 
    Find out how they do it, what Fredrika thinks of as green money, raising kids who love veg and James GREAT tip for noticing your waste! 

    BOOK: Zero Waste for Families: A Practical Guide
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56048053-zero-waste-for-families


    Follow the Syrens
    https://www.instagram.com/zero.waste.family/


    Home Sweet Home Show
    https://www.nbc.com/home-sweet-home


    Colin Beavan No Impact Man
    https://colinbeavan.com/search-no-impact/


    John Muir 
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-Muir

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    • 30 min
    From single use to single purchase with Last Object

    From single use to single purchase with Last Object

    What if nothing in your life was single use? If we valued things we own and not send them abroad to be incinerated or pollute other countries?
    Last Object co founder and co-designer Isabel Aagaard joins me from Copenhagen to talk about ending our throw away culture.
    https://lastobject.com/

    Good News
    https://news.yahoo.com/pulled-63-000-pounds-trash-100018506.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZWNvc2lhLm9yZy8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAImJWCGfsECNdTJ6En5YglY43Rc8rSCvAMgpQ44-fmaSOY7lvJI81E4DH_Uk6LV8PlslCJC2FQiXpXKeYSptXWArlFgdB_3YH7PEzgUaqpaXSLlUMzsmexjjKsPzks0PhGCJrzxei3ndi99MT6L3eDi5-4oPLjlyf5a54kD15CmE

    For more on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    https://podfollow.com/age-of-plastic/episode/0326adf11298f11ec949d8a493e084559a5fb9f4/view

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    • 36 min
    From plastic waste to disappearing packaging with Pierre Paslier of NOTPLA

    From plastic waste to disappearing packaging with Pierre Paslier of NOTPLA

    Today's guest is Pierre Paslier, from start up NOTPLA who with co-founder Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez 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.

    Find out the reasons behind those names NotPLA & Ooho - Piere’s hopes for the p coming COP26, where mushrooms, shrimp shell and coffee bean waste feature in the future of plastic packaging plus some of his experience behind the scenes at plastic producer L’Oreal.
    https://www.notpla.com/

    Try an Ooho at London's Design Museum
    https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/waste-age-what-can-design-do#

    We Don’t Have Time
    https://www.wedonthavetime.org/event/cop26

    Aircarbon Ep
    https://podfollow.com/age-of-plastic/episode/22770c30b7dc3a8d9ed66cc3caa41014a8fb32ed/view

    Old PPE to New PPE ep
    https://podfollow.com/age-of-plastic/episode/be733db75ca1ca1f129a249db7a5dbfebfbe5285/view
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    • 46 min
    From Pollution to Solution with UNEP expert Jacqueline McGlade

    From Pollution to Solution with UNEP expert Jacqueline McGlade

    Today’s guest, senior UNEP expert Jacqueline McGlade, spoke to me from Kenya, all about the new UN Plastic Pollution Report published recently.  Jacqueline McGlade is a Marine Biologist, Environmental Science Professor, she’s worked for the European Environment Agency and now for the UN Environmental Programme. 
    See the full UN Environmental Programme below;
    https://www.unep.org/resources/pollution-solution-global-assessment-marine-litter-and-plastic-pollution

    More from Jacqueline on...
    Climate Change and Resilience
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxCaNOU1dS4

    Climate and Gender Equality
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfHEdWyUaVs

    GOOD NEWS STORY
    https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/plant-based-jet-fuel-could-reduce-emissions-by-68/

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    • 40 min
    From fossil fuels to 'earth kind' renewable energy with Ron Kamen...

    From fossil fuels to 'earth kind' renewable energy with Ron Kamen...

    Today’s guest is CEO of EarthKind Energy Consulting & host of the Awesome EarthKind Podcast, which discusses how the forces of nature Earth, Air, Water and the Sun can provide all the energy we need as a planet 1000% over!
    Today find out from Ron Kamen, how energy efficient are we? Whats the best flavour of clean energy? Hydro, Solar, Thermal, Tidal or Wind? Whats behind our energy issues at the moment? Carbon capture technology? And what to look for when you pick a clean energy provider, plus the CODEREDCLIMATE campaign!

    More on Ron Kamen
    https://earthkindenergy.com/
    Ron’s Podcast
    https://awesomeearthkind.com/podcasts/
    The Bay of Fundi in Canada
    https://bayoffundytourism.com/worlds-highest-tides/
    Reverb 
    https://reverb.org/

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

magicomartinez ,

Great podcast for the environment

One of the best podcasts out there for people who care about the planet. Thoroughly recommended! 👍

Alan143 ,

Great podcast

A great listen and very informative. Fantastic host with guests who really know their stuff. A must listen if this is a topic which interests you...and even if it’s not!

SdC 77 ,

So inspiring

I’ve only just started the journey to tackle my plastic consumption, and this podcast is an education for me. From learning simple life hacks to connecting with inspiring organisations to help me change my consumer habits. Andrea Fox is entertaining and relatable, and the guest are all admirable for their stance on tackling waste and pollution.

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