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  • Writer's pictureConscious Action

Personal stewardship and responsibility with Laura Cope

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

On this episode we talk with Laura Cope, a mother, advocate and founder of UYO (Use Your Own), a not-for-profit, responsible-cafe finder, and Takeaway Throwaways, a campaign calling on the Government to ban single-use disposable food and drink serviceware containing plastic (including degradable, biodegradable or compostable plastic), and mandate co-designed, accessible, reusable alternatives instead.

We explore personal stewardship and responsibility, choosing coffee cups as the symbol for change, how everyone matters, different approaches to actions, win-win situations, how Mother Earth is taking care of us all, daily choices and accountability, the immediacy of what is happening and fighting the marketing messages to consume, dealing with climate anxiety and negativity and social justice.

Laura talks about always being full on, putting her hand up and giving 100%, her journey and travels, the different kinds of people that she’s connected with, the people in the background doing the work, how her daughter is her motivation as well as other’s future, finding friends and collaboration to have an exponential impact. For more about UYO follow them on Instagram and For more about Takeaways Throwaways follow them on Instagram and

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