She first delved into the topic of waste when she attempted a local council Zero Waste Week challenge in 2008 and only threw out a plaster. It was a challenge that aroused her curiosity about rubbish, creating a desire to help others reduce their waste and discovering what really happens to our recycling and the technological and social innovations that are needed to drive solutions forward.
Karen’s passion is uncovering great examples of what’s possible, what’s happening now and the leaders who are inspiring change. Whilst recognising varying degrees of local limitations, The Rubbish Diet Challenge is a motivating slimming plan for bins, which helps householders and communities to take control of their trash in four simple steps. Most dieters reduce their waste by 50% in just a few weeks.
Karen is also a trustee of the Zero Waste Alliance UK and ReusefulUK (formerly known as ScrapstoresUK)