Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker on environmental issues and sustainability. She is an authority on the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry through her book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World? and as producer of Netflix feature documentary The True Cost. She also co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth.


Over 14 years she has honed her expertise as the Observer and Guardian’s eco agony aunt and is well known on British TV for bringing the problem of single use plastic to widespread attention. Her book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again is published by Orion.


She is known as an expert, funny and lively chair of difficult discussions. She recently chaired a panel with George Monbiot and others on climate and media at the Frontline Club in London, toured with popstar and environmental campaigner Dougie Poynter, and appeared at the Cheltenham and Henley literary festivals, while wrangling experts and policy makers on the subject of Air Pollution in UK cities on stage in London.


Lucy’s on screen work includes regular spots on the One Show where she focuses on consumer issues. These have previously included live discussions with expectant mothers in a busy maternity ward, investigating the issuing of gun licences to children, and the impact of charging for plastic bags. On 24th October 2019 she presented a special edition of ITV Tonight on microplastics and human health where she and her home were tested for tiny fragments of plastic and chemicals. She is The Reuse/Refill Queen and a vociferous campaigner against fugitive plastic that she fishes out of the river Thames on her daily kayak-commute.

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