Lydia is the content creator for the European branch of Plastic Oceans. She joined the team recently to use her researching skills and passion for the environment to help the team with writing articles and blog posts, social media posts and getting stuck in to any other projects she can.
Lydia’s passion for the natural world came from a deep enjoyment and true love for spending time outdoors, whether its rock climbing in Catalunya or hiking in Iceland she really appreciates being in nature. It makes sense then that when she became aware of the increasing pressure that the planet is under that Lydia became genuinely concerned. With purpose and intent, she decided to dedicate her career towards helping the environment in one way or another.
Whilst living in Barcelona in 2017, Lydia began a masters degree in environmental sustainability where she took on a project about plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean. After spending months in a laboratory studying ocean samples teeming with plastic, Lydia became both alarmed and saddened by the scale of the issue.
She decided to devote herself outside of her studies and joined a bunch of enthusiastic beach cleaners in forming an NGO to help raise awareness about plastic pollution. Ever since, she has been working and volunteering with groups to try to tackle the issue, using her voice to engage the public and now aiming towards bigger moves with policy change and governmental action.
Lydia believes that by working together, addressing the issue at both ends (stopping the production of plastics and cleaning up the mess we’ve already made) and at all scales we can really focus on saving the seas.