Planet Pod - the regular podcast for everyone who cares about the planet

Stories news insights and information about the things that really matter from the people behind the headlines

There has never been a more exciting time to be alive: From technology to travel, from food to fashion, we are overwhelmed with choice and opportunity but for a conscientious consumer who cares about the environment it can be difficult to negotiate the challenge of choice.

At work or at home how do you ensure you are choosing products that don’t cause environmental damage, are sourced sustainably, are cost effective, affordable and are what you want? We look at everything from technology to teabags…

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Planet Pod on the edge with Extinction Rebellion’s Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam

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Planet Pod goes on safari at Knepp Estate and talks with Isabella Tree

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How wild is our law? Planet Pod in conversation with the UKELA special interest group on Wild Law

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The team at Planet Pod are passionate but not pious – we don’t preach. While we don’t have all the answers we aim to bring you insights and ideas from people who do.

Amanda Carpenter

Amanda has a lifelong passion for the planet having been an active member of conservation groups at school and University, she spent time as a volunteer at Friends of the Earth before moving into wider conservation fields and then back into sustainability with her consultancy Achill Management. For the last 25 years she has worked with organisations of all shapes and sizes across all sectors trying to help them be more sustainable operationally, financially, strategically and environmentally.

Steve Malkin

Steve is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate of sustainability and of business being a power for good. As founder of The Planet MarkTM, which is delivered in partnership with the Eden Project, Steve helps organisations across the UK and internationally to make positive impacts on the environment and society. His work brings him into contact with people who are making tangible contributions across society and he witnesses first-hand the benefits of change. He helps share these uplifting stories through the media, events and through Planet Pod.

Jim Haywood

Jim is an ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer with engineering and technology in his veins (as well as a touch of salt!). He also has many years’ experience in the private, public and charitable sectors leading environmental and sustainability programmes. His career has included blue chip multinational corporates, the Environment Agency and Business in the Community (leading that charity’s environmental campaign on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales). Jim is now an independent sustainability consultant and works alongside Amanda as part of Achill Management.

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Organisations that support and sponsor Planet Pod.

Achill Management

Founded by Amanda, Achill Management work with organisations of all shapes and sizes to be more sustainable in everything they do - from their environmental footprint to people and resource management. Achill Management work with charities, businesses and local government to get the best from people, place and planet.

The Planet Mark

Founded by Steve, the Planet MarkTM combines measurement, engagement and communication and uniquely embeds relationships with the Eden Project and Cool Earth, award-winning charities that deliver positive social and environmental impacts around the world. The Plane MarkTM has been successfully adopted by organisations of all sizes across the UK and internationally. Holders of The Planet MarkTM share a common commitment to deliver positive social and environmental impacts.


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the charity that helps all of us at work and in our daily lives be greener - whether it is Fashion Food Home or Neighbourhood Hubbub have practical advice and solutions that don't cost the earth. Alex Robinson MD Hubbub Enterprise joined us for Everything Plastic

A Plastic Planet

The campaign to ensure we get plastic free in all our supermarkets. Sian Sutherland co-founder joined us for PlanetPod in our Everything Plastic episode.

Cawston Press

Cawston Press is made by people who have a love and understanding for creating delicious tasting drinks that you can feel good about drinking. Our journey of pressing fruit began over 30 years ago with the humble apple and has grown from there.


Bywaters is one of the UK’s leading providers of material management solutions. Whether you need help with waste collections, organising recycling programmes or educating your staff on environmental awareness, we’ve got the tools and expertise to make it happen!

This is Rubbish

This is Rubbish - a campaigning charity working to reduce industry and supply chain food waste in the UK and beyond, using policy camapigns, education, the arts and public events

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