Posted: Wed 21st Jul 2021
It's time for episode six in series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.
The statistics are shocking:
One million birds and 100,000 marine animals a year die from plastic pollution.
Eight million pieces of plastic end up in the oceans every day.
For every mile of UK beaches, there are 5,000 pieces of plastic.
Plastic production is predicted to grow by 60% by 2030.
It was figures like that which drove Beth Noy to launch Plastic Freedom. What started as a £300 investment to sell some of her favourite plastic-free products is now a booming online store with over 3,000 brands. She's also built an Instagram community of 200,000 followers.
Beth joins journalist Dan Martin to share her hugely inspiring story of turning a side hobby into a successful full-time business that tackles one of the great problems of our age.
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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast
In this week's must-listen show, Beth discusses many subjects, including:
her motivation to launch the business and tackle the problem of plastic waste
growing from a spare room start-up to a business with staff and a warehouse
why she decided to move from Stockport to Newquay in Cornwall
how she's organically grown an Instagram following of over 200,000 people
how she selects the plastic-free brands to sell in her shop
what the government should be doing to help businesses be more sustainable
her tips for entrepreneurial success