35 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.

    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
    How to buy Christmas gifts that last a lifetime...

    How to buy Christmas gifts that last a lifetime...

    Today’s guest on the Age of Plastic Podcast, Buy Me Once founder and author Tara Button. Buy Me Once is a one stop online shop for the most durable sustainable items that in some cases will last you a lifetime. From umbrellas to tights to frying pans, Buy Me Once does what it says on the tin! Tara Button set the site up when she realised no one focuses on long lasting products anymore. She’s also written a book called A Life Less Throwaway and even had a sustainable wedding!
    We cover over consumption, consumerism, the part advertising and social media has to play and why people need to think more about electric kettles!

    Check the website for gifts that last
    https://uk.buymeonce.com/

    Buy Me Once Zero Waste Starter Packs
    https://uk.buymeonce.com/collections/zero-waste-shop

    A Life Less Throwaway
    https://uk.buymeonce.com/products/tara-button-a-life-less-throwaway

    Tara Button on the Minimalists Podcast
    https://uk.buymeonce.com/blogs/articles-tips/tara-button-how-it-felt-to-meet-the-minimalists

    Eco Life Hack - POTTED CHRISTMAS TREES (sign up for next year!)
    https://www.christmastreesdelivered.co.uk/pot-grown-christmas-trees/
    http://www.loveachristmastree.co.uk/
    https://www.londonchristmastreerental.com/
    https://rentalclaus.com/
    https://www.diy.com/departments/4ft-nordmann-fir-pot-grown-christmas-tree/3663602556183_BQ.prd

    • 41 min
    How to save the world when you drink beer?

    How to save the world when you drink beer?

    This episode of the Age of Plastic Podcast I talk food waste with Global Brand, Culture and Sustainability Officer Louise Zaine from Toast Ale. They make beer from waste bread!
    We get a history lesson in beer, talk crusts, B Corps, home brewing and what you should drink your beer from!

    I went along to help make a special brew you can get your hands on from 28th November at six selected London Brewdogs in time for Thanksgiving called Dubbel Dubbel Toil and Trouble! To celebrate Thanksgiving and rescue pumpkins. Proceeds will go to Hubbub to help fix the food system.

    Hubbub
    https://www.hubbub.org.uk/pumpkin-rescue

    Find out where to pick up Toast in a supermarket near you here;
    http://www.toastale.com/

    Get the recipe for homebrew here;
    https://www.toastale.com/homebrew-recipe/

    Paper Beer Bottles
    https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/carlsberg-unveils-worlds-first-paper-beer-bottle/

    Charity Feedback
    https://feedbackglobal.org/

    The Feedback Gleaning Network
    https://feedbackglobal.org/campaigns/gleaning-network/

    Mooncup
    https://www.mooncup.co.uk/

    Tristram Stuart
    https://www.tristramstuart.co.uk/

    B Labs Charmian Love
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charmian-love-61565aa5/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Eco Life Hack a plastic free charity helping calendar. The chocolate ones taste pants anyway.
    https://adventofchange.com/

    • 33 min
    How to have a sustainable, plastic free kitchen.

    How to have a sustainable, plastic free kitchen.

    Todays guest has been doing things sustainably in the kitchen for 50 years - culminating in setting up one of a just handful of cooking schools looking at sustainability in the UK.
    Rosalind Rathouse is an experienced cook and founder of the Cookery School at Little Portland Street in London in 2003.
    In our chat I ask Rosalind what’s best, organic or local and how she teaches these labels to her students and find out how she came to set up and run an eco, and totally plastic free kitchen.

    Sign up to their mailing list now and you’ll get a 10% discount off your first class!
    https://www.cookeryschool.co.uk/

    Some more recommended reading from Rosalind
    http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/

    Eco cleaning products
    https://delphiseco.com/

    https://www.soilassociation.org/

    Get in touch;
    www.iamandreafox.co.uk
    www.instagram.com/ageofplasticpodcast
    https://twitter.com/andrea_fox

    • 33 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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