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138 Some of my biggest challenges this Plastic Free July with Mariska Nell

We are in July!! July for me usually means Plastic Free July and making sure I change some of my own habits during the month. This year I had a few items that I have not yet found great alternatives for and decided I will take them on for the month and see if I can go without having to purchase cheese, milk, cream or yoghurt packaged in single-use plastic. Halfway through the month and I had already been a failure, but for sure learning out of this.

During this episode, I share with you my struggles and some solutions that I have found. I also share with you some tips that can help you with your own Plastic Free July journey.

137: How Ecobricks are used as a building and educational tool with Candice Mostert.

In this episode, we talk to Candice Mostert. She is the South African founder of Waste-ED, a waste education project with the aim to reconnect people with wasted materials and send less to landfill. Waste-ED is researching and using the Ecobrick as a tool to transform waste systems and re-learn sustainable building practices

During this episode, we talked about Ecobricks. How they are used and the impacts they are making with raising awareness of unrecyclable items and finding better solutions.

136: Why building a resilient and connected community is important for a sustainable future with Shani Graham

In this episode, we talk to Shani Graham. She is one of the co-founders of Ecoburbia. Who won the Fremantle Chamber…

135: How Flow Hive is “beeing” the change with Stuart Anderson

In this episode, we talk to Stuart Anderson. He is a life-long beekeeper and the co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Frame. Inspired by his son, who wondered if there was not a better way to get honey out of the beehive without disturbing the bees. This was the start of a ten-year journey together of designing and testing.

Since its launch in 2015, the Australian-made Flow Hive has inspired tens of thousands of new beekeepers around the world, with over 75,000 hives now flowing in 130 countries.

134: How a company is reviving PPE during a pandemic with Andy Straisfeld

In this episode, we talk to Andy Straisfeld, He has over 15 years of experience in medical sales and us currently the VP of Business Development for Lifecycle Revive, a sustainable PPE supply chain and Canada’s first circular economy-based industry on used medical textiles. Lifecycle takes medical waste, reduces it to plastic pellets, and transforms it into new PPE products. They are currently working with 12 others worldwide to recycle PPE worldwide.

During this episode we look at what is currently happening with our PPE and how Lifecycle Revive created a circular economy for PPE.

133: How My Farm Dubai built an eco system not just a food system with Mohamed Aissaoui

In this episode, we talk to, Mohamed Aissaoui. He is the CEO & Founder of My Farm Dubai that built an ecosystem, not just a food system. He is a 5th farmer with an educational background in the engineering sector. He founded My Farm using the low-Tech and the new-Tech to optimize organic food production safely. He is currently working on circular systems which are key to reach the food security goals they have in the UAE. One of his key priorities is growing plants, fruits and vegetables in a forest soil without disturbing the ecosystem.

During this episode we look at the importance of soil and compost for growing quality food, the process of the seeds collected by my farm as well as the importance of including the community.

132: How a minimalist lifestyle can maximize our wellness with Becca Shern

In this episode, we talk to, Becca Shern. She is a registered dietitian, mother, wife, health-advocate, and podcaster. She founded and runs minimalwellness.com and the new podcast How to Love, along with her husband and co-host, Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists.

During this episode, we talk about her journey to minimal wellness, what exactly is whole foods and how minimalising our lifestyle and health can make us focus more on the important things in life. She also shared some of her top recipes and we talked about her podcast with her husband, How to love.

131: How a Mushroom Revival is changing the way we view fungi with Alex Dorr

In this episode, we talk to Alex Dorr. He is the founder and CEO of the functional mushroom company, Mushroom Revival Inc. He also co-hosts the number one mushroom podcast in the world, The Mushroom Revival Podcast. After earning his degree in mycology, he authored the book “Mycoremediation Handbook: A Grassroots Guide to Growing Mushrooms and Cleaning up Toxic Waste with Fungi.” He was recently nominated as one of Austin Inno’s 25 under 25. He is absolutely obsessed with mushrooms’ healing power and has signed his life away to the bidding of the mushrooms.

During this episode we take a look at the importance of mushrooms, the role they play in the eco system as well as some benefits of making mushrooms part of our daily routines. We also take a look at different type of mushrooms and explore a bit in the fungi world.

130: How cafes can be more responsible with Jo Horsley

In this episode, we talk to Joanna Horsley. She is the General Manager of Responsible Cafes – a community organisation aimed at reducing plastic and carbon emissions from the cafe community. She is also a mum of a 5-year-old and in her ‘spare’ time she writes and illustrate children’s books and sings children’s books with a mental health theme!

During this episode, we talked about the impact cafes can have on reducing waste and how we can encourage more cafe’s to make switches. We also take about the bean rating system they have been using and talked about some amazing cafe’s that are doing wonderful work.

129: My top 10 tips to reduce your waste with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am sharing with you my top 10 tips to reduce your waste. I’ve been using these tips during my zero waste journey and has helped a lot to reduce the amount of waste that we create.

128: How an urban harvester is bringing awareness to the food crisis with Matt Homewood

In this episode, we talk to Matt Homewood. He is a food waste campaigner who documents, exposes, and researches the extent of supermarket food waste. He is actively bringing awareness to how much perfectly good commercial foods gets wasted.

During this episode, we talk about the enormity of the commercial food waste problem, how this has come to be this way and what needs to take place to see the end of commercial food waste so that society can go on designing a more ethical, sustainable food system.

127: The Very Good Bra with Stephanie Devine

In this episode, we talk to Stephanie Devine. She is the CEO and Founder of The Very Good Bra. She created and launched the world’s first zero, post-production bra in the world via Kickstarter in 2018. Following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006, she became obsessed with creating a non-wired bra made with natural fibres. She was awarded the prestigious Best in Class Good Design Award for Fashion Impact in 2020.

During this episode, we talked about her journey and find out some interesting facts on the process of making a sustainable bra. She also shared with us a few handy tips on how you can make your bra last longer.

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