our story

We want to stop plastic pollution at the root of our consumption and conception habits.

Let’s Talk Waste was born off of an observation: that we are putting astronomical amounts of waste into our ocean. Scientist say it amounts to 8 million tons per year*. As an environmental engineer and diver, Julia is very sensitive to the issue that she has seen with her own eyes. In June 2018, she created Let’s Talk Waste to raise awareness and find solutions to stop plastic pollution at the source.

With her project she wanted to impact people in their consumption habits as a private individual and in their conception approach as an employee.
In October 2018, the project was awarded the 1st Jury Prize of the Social Impact Award 2018 for its realistic business plan and convincing pitch. Let’s Talk Waste exists thanks to a successful partnership with ArboLife.

* Jambeck, Jenna R., et al. “Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean.” Science

Our mission

We raise awareness on the impact of waste and to help our clients find solutions to reduce the impact they have with their waste be it as a private individual or an employee designing new generation products and packaging. Thus, Let's Talk Waste works towards cutting ocean plastic pollution at the source of our habits.

Our vision

Our vision is a world where products that come to the market no longer produce waste. A world where having a cleaner consumption habit is accessible to all. A world where ocean plastic pollution is stopped at the source. A world where we can say that our children will see the oceans as we knew them before the industrial boom.

Our team is here to help you

Julia Bodin | Founder

Julia Bodin

Founder

Social entrepreneur and environmental engineer trained at EPFL, Julia is your prefered point of contact with Let's Talk Waste. She guides you in the definition of your team building activities and creates and facilitates them for you.

Julia's LinkedIn
Alizé Aversano | Workshop design and facilitation

Alizé Aversano

Workshop design and facilitation

Alizé is passionate about social entrepreneurship and has supported various impact projects around the world as workshop facilitator, mentor, community catalyst and consultant while also creating her own initiatives in Peru and Nepal.

Alizé's LinkedIn
Matheus Guimarães da Silva | Web and graphic designer

Matheus Guimarães da Silva

Web and graphic designer

Matheus is a webdesigner and graphic artist with more than 16 years of experience. He is co-founder of the web design company Impactamidia. You can check more of his work on:

Matheus' website
Ana Salac Guimarães | Graphic designer

Ana Salac Guimarães

Graphic designer

Ana built her career in the fields of Design and Sustainability, she is passionate about handcrafts and initiatives to empower women. Ana has developed a creative process to transform concepts into image and the Let’s Talk Waste logo was one result of this technique.

Ana's LinkedIn

Meet our partners

ArboLife

ArboLife

ArboLife is an association and company that accelerates the environmental, economic and social transition. Let's Talk Waste is an ArboLife intrapreneurial project.

ArboLife
My Green Trip

My Green Trip

My Green Trip is an organization that promotes cleaning the planet while in the outdoors: Let's clean the planet together. Let's Talk Waste shares clients with My Green Trip through co-branded offers.

My Green Trip
Le Thiec ASD

Le Thiec ASD

Le Thiec ASD is the Swiss distributor for smart waste recycling and disposal solutions. Let's Talk Waste shares clients with Le Thiec ASD through co-branded offers.

Le Thiec ASD
Social Impact Award

Social Impact Award

Social Impact Award is an incubation program that transforms ideas into project and viable business plans. Let's Talk Waste participated in the 2018 edition and won 1st Jury Award.

Social Impact Award
Impact Hub Lausanne

Impact Hub Lausanne

Impact Hub Lausanne is a coworking space based on SDGs. Let's Talk Waste regularly uses Impact Hub Lausanne as a working space.

Impact Hub Lausanne
hub neuchâtel

hub neuchâtel

hub neuchâtel is a coworking space for freelancers and social entrepreneurs in Neuchâtel. Let's Talk Waste goes there to meet with it hosting company : ArboLife.

hub neuchâtel
Impactamídia

Impactamídia

Impactamídia is a webdesign company with over 12 years of experience in the business. Let's Talk Waste satisfyingly entrusted the design and execution of its website to Impactamídia.

Impactamídia
Visual Sensemaking

Visual Sensemaking

Visual Sensemaking is an independent graphic recording agency, run by Claudia Steinau that offers graphic recording and graphic facilitation to make meetings better through visualization. For Let’s Talk Waste, she created a conceptual visual to help communicate the initiative’s business areas more effectively.

Visual Sensemaking

Meet our clients

arbolife@work
Celgene