In honour of Plastic-Free July, I decided to ask the queen of Plastic-Free herself… Er. Head Mermaid? I don’t think they use titles under the sea.

Regardless, Kate Nelson has been avoiding single-use plastics for a decade, and has gone completely plastic-free two years ago. Her blog, iquitplastics, and Instagram, @plasticfreemermaid, chronicle her plastic-free living in Byron Bay, Australia.

Kate kindly agreed to be on the latest episode of Travel Talk, and we talked all things plastic-free travel, including how to prepare for a long-haul flights, plastic-free road trips, and why travellers should even care about their impact on the environment!

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SPECIAL THANKS to Tash and Mitch of Neptune Studios for the killer theme song to Travel Talk! If you’re looking for music for your YouTube channel, podcast, etc. be sure to check them out:


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