Role: Offering insights into bringing sustainability into our lives

Sustainability Guru & Eco Warrior


Lottie Dalziel is Australia's leading voice for sustainability, a business owner, podcaster and keynote speaker. As a contributor to Blu. she offers insights into sustainability and tips for recycling.

Since founding her B-Corp, eco-friendly business Banish in 2018, Dalziel has made it her mission to empower others to be kinder to the planet, connecting with more than 100,000 Australians every day. Through the Banish Recycling and Disposal (BRAD) program, which Lottie also runs, Lottie has recycled over 15 tonnes of waste in its first three years. This is the equivalent of over 2.5 million pieces of plastic saved from going into landfill.

The specialty program saves hard-to-recycle household products such as blister packs, coffee pods, plastic lids, razors, beauty bottles and those little sushi soy sauce fish. It’s an enormous but much-needed undertaking. In a space where there’s a lot of noise and green-washing, Lottie is doing the work. And that work is having a real and lasting impact.

Prior to Banish, Lottie started her career in journalism at NOVA and the ABC in Brisbane. She moved to Sydney in 2016 and began work for publishing giant, Pacific Magazines. Lottie worked across titles including InStyle, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Better Homes and Gardens, Diabetic Living and Home Beautiful; delivering to an audience of over 6.1M Australians. As Digital Content Manager of Men's Health and Women's Health (2017) she was responsible for their major tentpole campaigns including Women In Sport and Fit Night Out.

Lottie is the host of the How To Save Our Planet podcast where each week she speaks to experts and everyday individuals who are navigating their way through trying to do their bit. From recycling to composting to upcycling and next -gen innovation , Lottie will fill your ears with the best and greatest sustainable babble.

Lottie has been recognised for her work through many awards, which includes:

  • Marie Claire 2023 Eco Warrior Of The Year
  • Forbes 30 under 30 for Asia-Pacific Social Impact
  • 2023 NSW Young Australian of the Year
  • Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2018 and 2019 for Young Entrepreneur of the Year and StartUp Superstar
  • Contiki's 35 Under 35 Changemakers in 2019
  • Host of TEDx talk – The Power of Community in Fighting Climate Change
  • Australia's Top 50 People in E-Commerce in 2021 and 2022
  • Finalist for Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2018 and 2019, for Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Start-Up Superstar
  • Business NSW Sydney Metro Young Entrepreneur of the Year with Banish taking out the Sustainable Excellence award & winning overall Business of the Year

You can follow Lottie at @lottiedl and on Instagram, and on Tiktok at @lottiedalziel.