3 Podcasts to get you started

Sustainability is my passion and over the years I have interviewed and learned from many guests, while recording many episodes to provide you with great tips for your sustainable journey.

If you are completely NEW TO ZERO-WASTE, and trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle then I recommend starting off with these three episodes.

008: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Bathroom with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I will be sharing a few ways how you can reduce the amount of waste you create in the bathroom. Our bathrooms can easily be filled with a lot of plastic. I would like to give you some of my easy tips on how you can start making a switch and reduce your waste in the bathroom.

004: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Kitchen with Mariska Nell

A lot of the waste created in our homes is generated in the kitchen. It is not only food scraps that make their way to the bin, but also package materials.

In this episode, I will be sharing a few ways how you can reduce the amount of waste you create in the kitchen as well as a few easy steps you can do to minimize on the packaging you bring home with you. We will also look at a few swaps we can make when it comes to washing the dishes that will be great for the environment and also save us some money.

002: Top Tip Thursday on Living More Sustainable Using The 5R’s with Mariska Nell

Most of us might have heard of the 3 R’s. Reduce, reuse and recycle? Well, what if I told you there were two more R’s that can reduce your waste even more?

In this episode, I will be sharing the 5 R’s with you. During this episode, we take a look at each of the 5 R’s and provide you with tips on how you can easily implement them in your daily life.

The 5 R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot

If you are not new to zero-waste or sustainable living, but NEW TO THE PODCAST but don't know where to start, I recommend starting with these three podcasts.

Lindsey McCoy

108: How one bottle of shampoo is making a difference with Lindsey McCoy

In this episode, we talk to, Lindsey McCoy. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years. From 2005 – 2015 she worked on environmental education in The Bahamas. In 2017 she founded along with her sister Plaine Products of which she is the CEO of.

During this episode, we take a look at why they decided to use aluminium bottles for Plaine Products, the process of refilling their bottles and why what was going inside the bottle was just as important as reducing the waste.

089: How 5 Gyres is helping people kick the single-use habit with Dr Marcus Eriksen

In this episode, we talk to Dr Marcus Eriksen. He is an environmental scientist, educator and author committed to building stronger communities through art, science, adventure and activism. He is the co-founder of the 5 Gyres and LEAP LAB. He has also written one of the most comprehensive scientific articles on marine plastic pollution, partly based on his own expeditions.

During this episode, we take a look at some of the plastic discoveries that he has made on his exhibitions, including the stomach contents of a camel that died due to a belly full of plastic. We talk about recycling, biodegradable and compostable products and find out ways that we can help to protect our environments.

Bea Johnson

029: How the Zero Waste Queen started her journey with Bea Johnson

In this episode, we talk to Bea Johnson. She is the global Zero-Waste Lifestyle originator, her book Zero Waste Home has been translated into over 20 languages and she also consults large corporations like IKEA and countries to address their waste issues.

During this episode, we take a look at how her journey started to now where her family of four only create a jar of trash a year and that also inspired a global waste-reducing movement following her 5 R’s. She also shares with us her tips for a capsule wardrobe and how we can shop zero-waste at our local store.

Alternatively, if any of the guests sound familiar and you would love to hear more about them, check them out first. I am here to help you on this journey and if there is anything, in particular, you want to learn more about, let me know and I can point you in the right direction or add a topic to the list of things to cover in future.