Taking Over

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This week Mary and Maeve turn up the volume on the women who are helping us consciously-uncouple from our toxic relationship with single-use plastic, a material created to be used for mere minutes but designed to last for thousands of years.

This week’s mothers of invention are

Judi Wakhungu and Alice Kaudia - Kenyan politicians who created global headlines when they unleashed a $38,000 USD fine on anyone found using, making or distributing plastic bags.

Sian Sutherland - British co-founder of A Plastic Planet and creator of the world’s first fully-functioning plastic-free supermarket aisle in Amsterdam.

Chelsea Briganti - American self-taught materials engineer and entrepreneur about to unleash 55bn edible straws onto the world

Rachelle Strauss - British founder of #ZeroWasteWeek - a global online campaign against household waste born from one family kitchen.

Katharine K. Wilkinson - lead writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever proposed to Reverse Global Warming —the #1 environmental book of 2017.

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