Our Story

We live near the coast in South Devon with our 2 boys. We love spending time on the beach and in the sea, but hate seeing the plastic rubbish that is regularly washed up – it looks so out of place in such a naturally beautiful setting.

We started reading up about plastic pollution and discovered beach plastic is just a fraction of the problem. The realisation that every piece of plastic ever created still exists somewhere on the planet was a turning point for us. We wanted to do something to make a difference – to reduce the amount of plastic waste our family contributed, and help others to reduce their plastic waste too.

Professional Bio

Amanda founded Less Plastic in 2015 to raise awareness of the growing issue of plastic pollution and the practical steps we can all take to tackle ocean plastic.

She has brought the ‘less plastic lifestyle’ to a wide audience via her blog, talks & workshops, eye-catching infographics and global social following – inspiring individuals, schools and organisations of all sizes around the world to reduce their plastic usage.

She shares tips, expertise and easy-to-action steps to help you use less plastic in your professional role and personal life – highlighting which changes to focus on for maximum plastic savings. She is also a regular beach cleaner and plogger and leads the Plastic Free Kingsbridge initiative in her home town.