I provide project management and technical expertise to the new Darwin-funded plastics project, investigating the impact of ocean plastic pollution on nesting turtles in the region surrounding the Chagos Archipelago and reducing the amount of single-use plastic used on Diego Garcia.
The ocean provides us with every second breath we take – it’s the most under-valued asset humanity has
Improving MPA ManagementReducing the Impacts of Plastic around the Indian Ocean Natural Environment
I’m particularly interested in fostering unique collaborations and partnerships to tackle and profile ocean threats, and using a ‘systemic change’ approach to ocean conservation challenges.
In 2016, along with Heather Koldewey and partners, I helped to co-found the #OneLess project, an experimental campaign working to eradicate the need for single-use plastic water bottles from London and reduce London’s plastic pollution footprint on the ocean. We’re now using learnings from the #OneLess project to help reduce the use of single-use plastic on Diego Garcia, lowering waste and transforming DG into a more environmentally sustainable island.