Heidi has always been an avid lover of nature and the outdoors, so when she was working as a scuba instructor and started finding rubbish everywhere, her only option was to act. In 2004 Heidi co-founded the Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) as a way of addressing the ever-increasing threat of marine debris in our oceans. Through the TBF Heidi introduced the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), which is a network of communities, schools, industries, government agencies and individuals focused on reducing the amount of marine debris washing into our oceans. Heidi has been recognized for her work, being awarded the Australian Coastal Custodian of the Year 2005 and most recently, Heidi was named one of the “18 Most Influential Women in Ocean Conservation” in the July 2018 edition of Ocean Geographic.
October 4th, 2018 | 26 mins 40 secs
australian marine debris database, climate change, heidi taylor, marine debris, nurdles, ocean plastic, operation clean sweep, plastic, sustainability, tangaroa blue, turtles
Heidi Taylor, founder and director of Tangaroa Blue, one of Australia's leading marine debris and ocean plastic clean-up and source reduction campaign groups, sits down for interview with Mark. Hear the story of the founding of the group, how to get industry to implement sustainable changes, and why marine debris is so important to Heidi.