38 episodes

An environmental podcast with tips on how to live plastic free!
Host Andrea Fox tackles big ethical issues with her knowledgable guests, all in the hope of overcoming the climate change overwhelm and battling the single-use plastic guilt.

Age of Plastic Andrea Fox

    • Society & Culture

An environmental podcast with tips on how to live plastic free!
Host Andrea Fox tackles big ethical issues with her knowledgable guests, all in the hope of overcoming the climate change overwhelm and battling the single-use plastic guilt.

    How to take on the bottle water industry?

    How to take on the bottle water industry?

    Our guest today is the David in David & Goliath Battle with BIG PLASTIC. Rich Razgaitis truly believes we should think of the petro chemical companies in the way we have previously thought of BIG TOBACCO. Raz as he’s known is the co-founder and CEO of FLOWATER and is on a mission to provide the best water on the planet, without any plastic bottle waste.

    Flowater is water purification using the newest filter technology in water Refill Stations, to create drinking water that tastes better than anything in a single-use plastic bottle. They in most states in the US and have just launched in the UK.

    Flowater
    https://www.drinkflowater.com/

    Rich Raz Ted Talk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh29TuuTGKM

    Microplastics
    https://news.sky.com/story/microplastics-that-can-be-absorbed-into-the-body-found-in-uk-tap-water-11790920

    https://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/microplastics-in-drinking-water/en/

    Natalie Fee on Age of Plastic
    https://soundcloud.com/ageofplasticpodcast/city-to-sea

    Soul Cycle (in case you didn’t know)
    https://www.soul-cycle.com/studios/uk-london/

    • 45 min
    How do you travel sustainably?

    How do you travel sustainably?

    This episode of the Age of Plastic Podcast is all about enjoying travel sustainably! I'm joined by fellow podcast host India Pearson from Green on the GO. It's a podcast from Holiday Extra's that brings you the latest news, tips and trends to help you travel more sustainably and with less plastic.

    Find out what Flygskam is! Where in the world is doing really forward thinking on sustainability and the surprising holiday destination which is lagging behind!

    Holiday Extras
    https://www.holidayextras.co.uk/

    Subscribe to Green on the Go Podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/green-on-the-go-the-sustainable-travel-podcast/id1446865477?mt=2

    Find out about The Travel Foundation
    https://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/

    VOTE for Ella Daish in the Resource Media Awards
    https://hot100.resource.co/nominee/ella-daish

    VOTE for Lizzie Carr in the Inspiration of the Year in the Stylist Remarkable Women Awards
    https://www.stylist.co.uk/people/remarkable-women-2020-awards-categories-inspiration-nominees-how-to-vote/356894

    • 37 min
    How do you make bags out of fruit?

    How do you make bags out of fruit?

    Today find out how to make bags out of pineapple, mango and apple waste products! AKA the so called VEGAN LEATHER. Sydney born Jess Kruger pivoted into designing and making bags and founded LUXTRA LONDON.
    Check out her designs
    https://luxtralondon.com/
    Follow Luxtra London
    https://www.instagram.com/luxtralondon/

    Find out more about Fruit Leather Rotterdam
    https://fruitleather.nl/

    Discover 'Pineapple leather' Pinatex
    https://www.ananas-anam.com/

    1% for the planet
    https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

    Jess's trainers
    https://www.onitsukatiger.com/

    • 33 min
    Talking activism with Ella Daish

    Talking activism with Ella Daish

    Today I’m talking activism with an amazing person who decided to quit her job to focus on her campaign. She's the award winning ELLA DAISH - from End Period Plastic. She's Aldi and Sainsburys to stop making plastic applicators in their own brand products, saving tonnes of plastic waste and set up meetings with big producers like Bodyform and Lillets- what she’s achieved just SINCE I spoke to her a few weeks ago!

    Sign her petition!
    https://www.change.org/p/make-all-menstrual-products-plastic-free

    Follow Ella's plastic free journey
    https://twitter.com/ella_daish
    https://www.instagram.com/elladaish
    http://elladaish.com/

    Eco Life Hack!
    https://plantableseedpaper.co.uk/

    • 31 min
    What does it take to create a plastic free beauty brand?

    What does it take to create a plastic free beauty brand?

    How do you launch a brand new eco brand?

    Sue Campbell decided to leave her job 2 years ago and set up a clean green beauty brand - Kind 2 - solid shampoo and conditioners bars that are plastic free - vegan and free from soap, sulphates, silicones and parabens. "Saving the planet doesn't have to mean bad hair."
    Sue doesn’t have a cosmetics background - so I was really interested in her career turn around - we talk about issues you may have had trying solid bars before, business carbon footprints, being a responsible customer, social enterprises and the ethics of sourcing materials and of course eco packaging!

    Head to www.kind2.me or follow them on instagram at @wearekind2

    ECO LIFE HACK
    https://recorkeduk.org/

    • 37 min
    How to solve the climate crisis with your imagination.

    How to solve the climate crisis with your imagination.

    Author and founder of Transition Town Totnes ROB HOPKINS is my guest on this episode of the Age of Plastic. As well as discussing the brilliant idea that is Transition towns and the Transition Network (where communities take action to reimagine and rebuild together) we talk about the ideas behind his new book called FROM WHAT IS TO WHAT IF: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to create the future we want.

    https://www.chelseagreen.com/writer/rob-hopkins/

    https://www.robhopkins.net/

    https://transitionnetwork.org/

    Film Demain
    https://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/tomorrow-demain-available-last-uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiAgqDxBRBTEiwA59eEN7CtSPHwjZll7cNMJPSkRnMubCNqW-nkv0I4QXiq6cQPzVG0hrC8axoCJhYQAvD_BwE

    David Holmgren on Permaculture
    https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Permaculture.html?id=g1ofAQAAIAAJ&redir_esc=y

    Aldo Leopold
    https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/aldo-leopold/sand-county-almanac/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

Katie Joy B. ,

Sustainable Superstars!

Andrea and her incredibly knowledgeable guests do a great job at teaching us how to live a sustainable and plastic-free lifestyle in a practical way! Educational, insightful, and engaging are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks for putting out such a superb show Andrea - keep up the great work!

Luminous89tx ,

Simply Wonderful

Lovers not haters of plastic! That says it all. Absolutely in love with this podcast. Andrea Fox has a down to earth approach about tackling the issue of plastic and the impact it has on our planet. Learning an incredible amount on the issues of plastic, circular economy, environmentalism and so much more. Love!

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