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061: How being Cheeki can save the planet, one bottle at a time with Anna Millington

In this episode, we talk to Anna Millington. She is the Global Marketing Manager for Cheeki, an Australian company that creates innovative products to promote their Refill Reuse message that is driven to design the most sophisticated stainless-steel range on the planet, for the planet.

During this episode, we take a look at how their products are made, why it is important to look for products that are BPA free and how one reusable water bottle could save thousands of single-use plastic bottles.

Adopt Rather Than Shop

060: Why you should adopt rather than shop for your next pet with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am taking a look at the shocking fact that only 1 in 10 dogs find a forever home. I went to visit Amanda from Amanda’s Animal Rescue in Dubai during an adoption day and we talked about some of the reason that these dogs end up in their care and what we can do to help out our furry friends. 

Trace Dominguez

059: The Shocking Truth About Biodegradable Plastics and PLA with Trace Dominguez

In this episode, we talk to Trace Dominguez. He is an award-winning science communicator, video producer podcaster and curiosity explorer.

During this episode, we take a look at the greenwashing behind biodegradable and PLA products and what to look out for to avoid using “biodegradable” products that need to be composted at an industrial facility.

Be My Valentine

058: Be My Sustainable Valentine with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am sharing with you some tips on how you can make your valentine’s day a little greener. Chocolates and roses seem to be the go-to gifts for the day, but they can come at a heavy price for us and the environment. I have put together a list of eco-friendly gifts and also share a few amazing organisations that you could donate money to on your loved one’s behalf that will support the amazing work they do.

057: How fries can fuel your car with Karl Feilder

In this episode, we talk to Karl Feilder. He is a serial entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of The Neutral Group and CEO of Neutral Fuels.

During this episode, we take a look at how his company is turning cooking oil into fuel. The differences between biofuel and fossil fuel and what is the benefits of offsetting our carbon and being carbon neutral.


056: Two things that I am excited about this week and they both include ice cream with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am sharing with you two things that have made headlines that I am excited about this week. I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream and it is indeed something that I want to scream about. Ben & Jerry’s and Loop are making some changes that will have an impact on how we shop and enjoy your ice cream more sustainably.

The Concept

055: How one company is saving airlines millions with The Concept

In this episode, we talk to Maria Sobh, Rijal Hikmatullah and Yadhushan Mahendran. They are the co-founders of The Concept, a solution-based company that stride on innovating through and with efficiency, sustainability and adaptation while immersing the entire market’s ecosystem.

During this episode, we take a look at how it can sometimes be the small things that make a great impact and how something as small as an airline tray has the potential to save airlines millions and help our Mama Earth.

054: Why You Should Switch To An Eco-Friendly Mattress with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I take a look at the way we sleep. Nearly a third of our lives we spend sleeping. You might have heard about the differences between organic and non-organic food and the benefits of organic food, so why not have a mattress that will also have more benefits. Providing you with better rest and having less harmful impacts on Mama Earth. I also provide you with some tips on what to do with your old mattress and also a quiz to find the right mattress for you.

Bridgett Lau

053: How One Good Thing can make a difference with Bridgett Lau

In this episode, we talk to Bridgett Lau. She is the co-founder of One Good Thing that strives to do just that. Their platform shares the best stories and most exquisite products, gadgets and gifts all with a great story and causes that it supports. One Good Thing was founded in 2017 with her husband, (Michael Cooke). It was the result of an epiphany – a diagnosis of cancer, a memorable trip to Asia, and the inherent desire to help people feel good and to do One Good Thing.

During this episode, we take a look at how her journey started and why doing One Good Thing was important to share impact and making better choices.

How to declutter your home

052: How to declutter your home with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am sharing with you some tips on how you can declutter your home. How you can find out what clothing you no longer wear and see if they cannot be sold or given to someone else that will wear it more frequently. I also share the system I use to declutter and make sure all the items get sold, donated or recycled correctly.

Dr Steven Cohen

051: Why Sustainable Cities are required for a greener future with Dr. Steven Cohen

In this episode, we talk to Dr Steven Cohen. He is a professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, Columbia University Director, MS (Master of Science) and MPA (Master of Public Administration) Programs in Sustainability. He has been an advisor to many boards and committees over the years.

During this episode, we take a look at climate change. The importance of the EPA (the United States Environmental Protection Agency) plays in protecting the environment. We also look at his book, The Sustainable City and why it was important for him to share it.

050: Reflecting on the past 50 episodes with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am looking back at the first 50 episodes of the Mama Earth Talk podcast and some of the amazing guests that we had on the podcast so far. I will be sharing some of the clips that provide you with some great tips and also a reminder for us to take a deep breath every now and then and remind ourselves that we do not have to be perfect on our journey, even the smallest of steps are making a difference. Take it one step and one day at a time.