Plastic-Free Me is a Community Interest Company (no: 12057667) based in the UK, but with a global vision. We are run by a dedicated team of like-minded volunteers who are passionate about nature and driven to protect our planet.
Hattie does the artwork, designs and branding for Plastic-Free Me. She has extensive experience in the charity sector; applying for grants and funding for not-for-profit causes, and working with her local community to drive positive change.
"When I was growing up, my mum always said I'd looked like I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards because I would constantly be grubbing about in the garden, or going on adventures outdoors. Nature has always fascinated me; but to think there could be a future where our children won't be able to experience what beauty our world offers, is heart breaking. Through my love of SCUBA diving I started to see plastic overrunning our ocean habitats, and learnt about how harmful and frightening our growing, global plastic problem is. The scariest thing is, very few people actually know about the irreversible damage our mass production of plastic is doing - but together we can spread the knowledge and change the world!"
Faith is one of our campaign coordinators and Universities Advisor; helping to spread a more plastic-free lifestyle on campus among students and staff at The University of Sussex.
"My interest in plastic-free living stemmed from a University project which I did on the Zero Waste Movement last year. The movement completely opened my eyes to new ways of living. It amazed me that people from this movement were living pretty normal lives yet managed to fit a whole year’s worth of trash into one single jam jar. This led me to learn about the hugely detrimental effects which plastic is having on our planet, and the more I knew about it the more I wanted to wave goodbye to plastic. It’s sometimes really easy to feel helpless at the state of the world as you chug on with your everyday life, but there are lots of small changes that we can make which have the potential to accumulate into large-scale social change… one straw at a time."