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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

    • Science
    • 4.0 • 29 Ratings

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.

    The end of plastic?

    The end of plastic?

    What if everything that looked like plastic wasn’t? What if it was something better? Better in that it was a truly biodegradable material, and a product that wasn’t just carbon neutral but carbon negative? In that it takes harmful greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere in its creation?
    California-based Newlight Technologies have spent more than a decade developing a revolutionary material called AirCarbon. It uses greenhouse gas as feedstock to create a meltable, carbon-negative material that can be used as a replacement for plastic, leather, fibers, and more. AirCarbon is a natural material and contains no synthetic plastics, PLA or synthetic glues, requires no food crops for production and is home compostable, soil degradable and ocean-friendly, degrading naturally if it ends up in the environment. 
    Today I am really excited to be talking to Mark Herrema, Co Founder and CEO of Newlight Technologies.
    https://www.newlight.com/

    Eco Life Hack - flight free holidays
    https://www.byway.travel/


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    • 40 min
    Can you save the planet with your mobile phone?

    Can you save the planet with your mobile phone?

    According to Reboxed, with 10 billion phones now in existence we’ve got more phones than humans on the planet! Reboxed want to fight e-waste by making it easier and cheaper to buy or sell certified refurbished devices with them than buy new. 
    Today Phil Kemish the Co founder & CEO of Reboxed discusses the damage to our planet of e-waste, the right to repair movement and THAT expose on Amazon waste… plus Reboxed big plans to fight e- waste with an app!
    https://reboxed.co/


    Reboxed Future Makers Series
    https://reboxed.co/blogs/outsidethebox/future-maker-jon-devo


    Eco Life Hack - a planet friendly card 
    https://www.helpful.world/

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    • 45 min
    Recycled and responsibly made jewellery

    Recycled and responsibly made jewellery

    Today 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 spaces were we will find gold in future, tips on buying sustainable jewellery and greenwashing in the industry! 


    Catch Rhys 
    https://www.catchrhys.co.uk/


    Maggie Marilyn 
    https://maggiemarilyn.com/


    ECO LIFE HACK 
    https://findacomposter.com/

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    • 38 min
    Tableware for people and planet, and the death of the Red Cup

    Tableware for people and planet, and the death of the Red Cup

    Today on the Age of Plastic Podcast CEO of compostable tableware brand Repurpose Lauren Gropper tells us why we have Hollywood to thank for Repurpose, the major innovations on the way in the space and why the cultural icon - the red plastic cup - is on it’s way out!
    Plants Over Plastic - Tableware for people and planet.
    https://repurpose.com/
    Pela Phone Case
    https://pelacase.com/

    Lomi Home Composter
    https://pela.earth/lomi

    Vote for the Age of Plastic Podcast in the British Podcast Awards
    https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/

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    • 34 min
    Fashion & Sustainability. Moving the conversation forward.

    Fashion & Sustainability. Moving the conversation forward.

    Today I’m in discussion with Lora Nikolaev Gene, founder of contemporary British based label Lora Gene, who produce each garment through conscious sourcing and with care about the environment and the workers.  This discussion is about pushing the conversation around fashion and sustainability forward, from action to words.
    Lora Gene
    https://loragene.com/
    Lora Gene’s article in Live Frankly 
    https://livefrankly.co.uk/fashion/lora-gene-enough-talk-lets-start-the-fashion-revolution/
    Lora’s shout out for Jason Hickel
    https://www.jasonhickel.org/
    ECO LIFE HACK 
    https://www.giveyourbest.uk/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Turning Old PPE into New PPE

    Turning Old PPE into New PPE

    We went #3 in the US in the Earth Science category! Thanks so much for listening! 

    For the start of this new series, find out about the innovation creating new PPE from old PPE
    Andy Straisfeld is the VP of Business Development of Lifecycle Revive in Canada. 


    lifecyclerevive.ca
    info@lifecyclerevive.ca  


    End Plastics Now Founder;
    https://twitter.com/SadrachNirere 


    Article on Black female travel writer Jessica Nabongo 
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/she-visited-every-country-on-earth-heres-what-she-learned

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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!

🖕🏻😷 ,

Bad

I love pollution and carbon monoxide

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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