Introducing our judging panel! We are very grateful for their support. They all share a passion for our mission to avoid unnecessary waste and reduce single-use plastics.
Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children and author of the bestselling environmental children's book series, the Wild Tribe Heroes. Ellie is passionate about our environment and inspiring the next generation to love our planet. When she is not writing books, Ellie loves beach cleaning and litter picking in her local community.
Laura is an award-winning climate activist, environmental scientist, and ethical influencer. She is the leader of the campaign 'Ban Disposable Vapes'.
As well as studying for a PhD exploring resilience to climate change, Laura regularly speaks on topics including the climate, waste, sustainable fashion, and environmental justice issues.
Laura works to bring younger voices into influential spaces and sits on a variety of boards and advisory committees, all working towards a more sustainable future.
Mercedes Gale Parr
Mercedes is an award-winning sustainable Venue Stylist and Events Planner. She runs 4YaParty Weddings and Events and uses upcycled materials and reclaimed wood to make props for all types of events. Mercedes is an accredited Sustainable Wedding Alliance member and, with four kids, she is passionate about leaving the smallest footprint on the planet for the next generation.
Edd is a Primary Teacher and Environment Education Consultant. He has worked to make his school one of the top Eco Schools in the UK, embedding the environment into the school’s curriculum and winning multiple awards in recognition of his work. These include: Eco Schools Eco Primary School of the Year, Surfers Against Sewage Schools Champion of the Year, Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots UK Best Group of the Year. Edd supports school communities around the world to develop their own environmental curriculum. Edd was 1 of 500 people to be named as a Coronation Champion for his environmental work.
Ella is a Communications Officer at Zero Waste Scotland and is involved with national waste campaigns across Scotland. She has experience teaching pupils about the importance of recycling, reducing waste and taking pupils out on litter picks. Minimising her own carbon footprint, Ella loves to thrift and takes joy in growing her own vegetables.