together we can create a wave of change

love life and live it sustainably

Sustainability and Life Coach, Speaker and Ocean Advocate.


The Clare Talks Rubbish Podcast / Blog and projects to inspire positive change for inner and outer landscapes.  


I envisage a world where individuals feel empowered and the collective absolutely DOES make a difference.  A world where we give back rather than take away.  I’m on a mission to create a life less ordinary in whatever way that looks, sounds or feels like for YOU.

Listen to the Clare Talks Rubbish podcast

What I doWhat you can do

Who Am I?

Sustainability and Life Coach / Speaker and  Ocean Advocate

I aim to inspire you to get outside, connect with nature live a life you love sustainably.  I quit the corporate rat race in 2017 and changed my life around to live outside the box and I am so much happier for it. Now I want to share the lessons and skills I have learnt along the way.

Are you a Rubbish Rebel ?

Head over to my projects pages for more details on how you can get involved.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Clare Talks Rubbish Podcast

A series of conversations with people who are pioneering positive change for the environment.  We’re redefining what’s possible.

Podcast Episode 4: Cat Fletcher, The Resource Goddess

Podcast Episode 4: Cat Fletcher, The Resource Goddess

Episode 4: Cat Fletcher, the Reuse Goddess on all things Reuse Reuse - you know that thing that is above recycling in the waste hierarchy! I met up with Cat outside in a cafe and we chatted away for ages about her favourite subject - Reuse.  Cat is a force to be...

Podcast Episode 3: Harriet’s of Hove Plastic Free Pantry

Podcast Episode 3: Harriet’s of Hove Plastic Free Pantry

Episode 3:  Harriett's of Hove Plastic Free Pantry. This episode finds me sitting on the floor of the stock room at Harriet's of Hove: Plastic Free Pantry with the super inspiring shop owner and NHS Sustainability Ambassador Harriet.  We talk about sustainability in...

Podcast Episode 1: Who is Clare Talks Rubbish?

Podcast Episode 1: Who is Clare Talks Rubbish?

Find out who is Clare Talks Rubbish!  In this episode I lay myself bare and tell my story of how I transitioned from an unhappy lawyer to living the life I love in a sustainable way.  I talk about my passion for the ocean, simple hacks on how you can make a difference...

Latest Blogs

oceans 8 brighton

Oceans 8 Clean the Beach with Pride

Oceans 8 Clean the Beach with Pride 5.30am, the sky a beautiful hue of pink and orange. The sea was as still as a millpond glistening that...
the green centre

Why You Should Care About Recycling with Melanie Rees

“It is VERY important that you follow instructions for your recycling as contamination causes HUGE problems….. “

What Do You Actually Want For The Future Of Plastic Products?

You only need look at the success of the plastic bag charge to see how easy change is. A 90% reduction in one year by the introduction of a mere 5p.


How To Adventure With Less Plastic Waste.

Here are my top 10 tips for adventuring with less plastic waste.

Top Tips For Repurposing Your River Rubbish

Top tips for repurposing your river rubbish from up cycling to recycling and avoiding landfill.

length of Wales

5 Take Aways From Paddling the Length of Wales

The only thing that separates you from someone who is doing what you want to do is time!  Start spending time doing the things that you want to do and eventually you will be that person too!  Sounds too easy right?  It IS that easy though.

marine recycled kayak

How do you know your rubbish isn’t polluting the ocean?

It is time that manufacturers started to design products with the end in mind. If brands like Lush and Patagonia can make huge profits with sustainable values there is no reason why others can’t follow.

Tweet your actions to me using #BeAPlasticDisruptor

paddle pickup

Where is the rubbish now?

Walking into the prestigious Royal Geographical Society in London with bags of river rubbish was an experience I can’t say I ever thought I would have in life!