our story

Empowering companies to reduce plastic pollution at the source since 2018

Scientists estimate that we spill 8 million tons of plastic waste per year into the ocean (Jambeck et al. 2015). Some say even more. As an environmental engineer and diver, I was distressed by this figure especially after I was able to personally experience it during my Master’s thesis in Eilat, Israel where I was studying coral resilience to climate change and ocean acidification.

I came home with the conviction that I had a role to play in the reduction of plastic pollution and that cleaning up was not the immediate solution.

After all, when your sink is overflowing, you close the tap before you start mopping.


In 2018, I first created Let’s Talk Waste to raise awareness on plastic pollution and find ways to cut it at the source. Later that year, I was awarded the 1st Jury Prize of the Social Impact Award Switzerland for my realistic business plan and convincing pitch.


The following year I was welcomed into ArboLife (now known as Paradigm21) ecosystem as one of its projects working toward an economical , social and ecological transition.


In September 2020, I was identified as a catalyst for systemic change by collaboratio helvetica’s Catalyst Lab program.


In December 2021, I spoke from the heart about my view of how we should approach the waste transition at TEDx HSG in St Gallen. I was then 2 months pregnant, feeling the next generation growing in my womb.


After my maternity leave, I am back to serve my mission with increased passion. I am working with companies to create a better future for the generations to come which now include my daughter.

Let’s Talk Waste empowers employees and stakeholders to act on this pollution through science-based, collaborative and customizable solutions with playful and interactive activities.

I use my training at EPFL as well as the knowledge I gathered with my research on microplastics to ensure that my solutions are scientifically sound.

Our mission

We want to cut plastic pollution at the source. To do that we raise awareness on the impact of waste, empower people into action and support bottom-up strategic development.

Our vision

We see a world where humanity no longer produces waste. A world where having sustainable consumption habits is accessible to and understood by all. A world where our children will know the ocean as we have had the privilege to know it.

Do you also have ambitions to work towards a cleaner future? Let's talk about how we could join forces and drive sustainability in your company with strong stakeholder engagement!

Meet the team

"I am proud to expand my team and collaborate with other experts in the field to provide customizable solutions at every scale."

Julia Bodin

Founder, facilitator

I am an environmental engineer trained at EPFL, an expert change facilitator and a public speaker. I am your point of contact with Let's Talk Waste. I guide you in outlining your activities, navigating different formats, and I create and facilitate them for you.

Sometimes in collaboration with other facilitators and team members.

Boryana Milova


Boryana is a business innovator with a drive to push the circular economy transition forward. She co-facilitates various formats in English and German for Let’s Talk Waste. She is also the co-founder of Future of Waste with Julia Bodin, a project to facilitate the circular economy transition at a systemic level.

Erica Mazerolle


Erica facilitates transformative learning experiences around the topics of sustainability, collaborative innovation and circular economy. She co-facilitates for Let’s Talk Waste in English and French. She is also the co-founder of Nuha, an online marketplace for zero waste products.

Clémence Gillier


Facilitator for Let's Talk Waste, Clémence is an expert in business management and is trained to support companies in their development. She co-facilitates your workshop in French and English.

And many more...

Thanks to our network and collaboration with collaboratio helvetica, we are in contact with expert facilitators all across Switzerland. We will find one that suits your needs.

Clients and partners

With the strength of our past experiences and the support of our partners, let’s explore how to create a solution that best fits your needs and constraints

Engaging employees for companies with ambitious waste reduction goals.

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