Meet the team

The Rubbish Diet is a not-for-profit partnership between Karen Cannard and

the social enterprise Cwm Harry.

 

  • Katy Anderson – UK Project Director
    Katy Anderson – UK Project Director
    Katy is a social entrepreneur and runs the nuts and bolts of the Diet drawing on more years than she cares to think about in the oil industry, environmental consultancy and international community development. She led the action research for Cwm Harry’s Zero Waste Presteigne project, where a community of 1,200 homes super-slimmed their bins to just 1/3 of the Welsh average. Click to email Katy
  • Karen Cannard – Bin Doctor in Chief
    Karen Cannard – Bin Doctor in Chief
    Karen aka Almost Mrs Average, started The Rubbish Diet in 2008, slimming her bin to just a plaster, blogging about the experience and helping others reduce their waste. She is BBC Radio Suffolk's 'Bin Doctor' and has appeared on Woman's Hour, The One Show, Dispatches and ITV1's Tonight. Karen was No 7 in Resource Magazine’s Hot 100 2013 Most Influential People in Waste for “her boundless enthusiasm for slimming bins.” Click to email Karen
  • Sarah Kersey – West London Co-ordinator
    Sarah Kersey – West London Co-ordinator
    Sarah joined us from social enterprise Voluntary Action Harrow, which she co-founded. She’s on a mission to link up people with a passion for waste in West London to get swishes, repair café’s and restart parties happening in every corner of every borough. When she’s not talking rubbish, she presents the Happiness Show on Harrow Community Radio. Click to email Sarah
  • Ali Thomas – Community Engagement
    Ali Thomas – Community Engagement
    Veteran of more waste audits than most humans would care to do, Ali is endlessly curious about why things end up in our bins and what we can do about it. As well as working with communities to help them slim, she runs Cwm Harry’s Zero Waste Events, slimming bins at the Hay Festival and Ludlow Food Festivals. She’ll help you find practical solutions to your rubbish problems in a trice. Click to email Ali
  • Jackie Wales  –  Primate Manager
    Jackie Wales – Primate Manager
    With endless patience, cunning and an eye for detail, Jackie looks after our on-line systems Mail Chimp and Survey Monkey. You may wonder why all on-line systems seem to be named after primates. Jackie knows all too well that the names are down to their mischievous characters. Click to email Jackie
  • Noel Lambert – Social Media Manager
    Noel Lambert – Social Media Manager
    Noel joins us fresh from academia.  She's a job-juggling mum of two and a keen veg gardener, passionate composter, self sufficientish jam/chutney/cordial/ketchup/pickle maker, geek, traveller, and of course, most importantly a social media lover.  Amongst her many responsibilities, she runs the Ludlow Grassroots Facebook group and loves nothing more than to create, find and share brilliant content with us all.  Click to email Noel

 

 

 

 

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