It's here! Episode 3: Taking Over

Published on 2018-08-19

Hello wonderful Drip supporters

Hope you're all enjoying the series so far. Very happy to share with you the latest episode, before it goes public. This time Mary and Maeve dive into the paradoxical world of plastics - profiling the women who are helping us consciously-uncouple from our toxic relationship with single-use plastic, a material used for mere minutes but designed to last for hundreds of years. Hope you find it thought-provoking!

Only two episodes in, the momentum around the series really picked up this week and we reached 20,000 podcast subscribers.

Press coverage has travelled beyond the UK and Ireland and the US, with pieces popping up across Europe and in China. We’ve reached a really interesting tipping point where, in parallel to our outreach, we are getting approached directly by journalists and organisations who love the podcast and want to support / partner / amplify. Our goal of amplifying the Mothers' work is starting to take off too. Tessa Khan from our first episode was contacted by Channel 4 News producers last week, referencing the podcast as the way they found her - she appeared on their live broadcast with commenting in response to Johan Rockstrom’s new ‘Hothouse Earth' PNAS paper.

So a huge THANK YOU all for being a part of this so far and helping us continue our impact work around the series. 

the Mothers of Invention team

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EPISODE SUMMARY:  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. 

EPISODE NOTES: 

This week’s mothers of invention are

Judi Wakunga 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 - 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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