My name is Alexis, and welcome to my blog!
I set up this website hoping to catalogue a challenge I set for myself: to live without creating any plastic waste. I began by setting myself a two-month challenge in the fall of 2013, and the new lifestyle suddenly became one of the most important things in my life. The challenge I set for myself seemed impossible at first, but now I can’t really see myself going back to the lifestyle I had before this project.
In 2015, I got the opportunity to start working on plastic pollution issues for a large environmental organisation, International Union for Conservation of Nature. After three and a half years there, I have learned so much from the amazing range of scientists, policymakers and activists in this field. I want to share this with others in order to distil technical concepts into easy-to-understand blog posts to make this information more accessible. Most importantly, my perspective has massively shifted on this over the last five years, most fundamentally to view plastic pollution as much bigger than just an oceans issue but to recognise how it reflects deeper social inequalities and especially how it intersects with environmental racism and other social injustices.
As I’ve learned more and evolved in this journey, I’ve started moving more and more towards living a low or zero waste life and I work to share relevant, science-based information. That means trying to create a minimal amount of trash – not just plastic, but all kinds. Join me on this journey! Take up some of the information, test it, try out your own ideas, and please comment and ask questions along the way – I love hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
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