Podcast Episode 6: Claire Summners aka Zero Waste Maman shares her top tips on parenting with less waste


Claire has two small children and yet still manages to produce very little waste and especially plastic waste.  I am not a parent but I know that parenting is a tough enough job in itself so Claire puts me to shame really with my struggles to reduce my plastic footprint. 


Like most of the people I talk to though, she is not superwoman, non-judgemental and certainly not perfect.  I love her upfront ‘say it as it is’ attitude and her passion for creating a better world for her children to grow up in.


I love the fact that her son says “the ocean has got a tummy ache”!  It is very cute but also a shocking sign of the times.  Claire was inspired by some old ‘make do and mend’ style books her mum had.  Despite no longer being with her, Claire is determined to make her Maman proud by doing what she can in her sphere of influence.  Inspired by Bea Johnson and the Zero Waste movement, Claire wants her children to grow up to be kind, wise and honest.


Claire’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious and I know you will love this episode.  Please share to any parents who are wanting to reduce their impact of the environment.  Then follow Claire to find out more tips and tricks from her journey. 


You can find my tips for living with less waste here.

Podcast edited by the wonderful Chloe Aust