Published: 7th Aug 2018

Journalist, broadcaster and eco-expert Lucy Siegle has had a weekly slot on BBC 1’s The One Show dedicated to battling waste plastic and a decade of experience as the Observer and Guardian’s Ethical Living columnist. Her latest book, Turning the Tide on Plastic, is a primer into the plastic problem and gives useful tools on how we can make meaningful changes in our everyday lives. She spoke on the phone to New Start about the sea change in public opinion regarding plastic waste, why more intelligent recycling systems can save councils money, and why she will always remain an optimist. How important was the Blue Planet II series in raising awareness of the plastic problem? The Blue Planet effect is real. I work on a very mainstream show, The One Show, and we definitely got a mandate on that because the public felt so strongly about it. We have a large, wide-ranging audience across the country … (To read the full article, subscribe below)