Lottie Dalziel is Australia's leading voice for sustainability, a business owner, podcaster and keynote speaker.
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.
In 2018, Lottie made a New Year’s resolution to drastically reduce her waste. It wasn’t until she started this resolution that she realised how hard it was not only to find environmentally-friendly products but also find credible information around waste. Lottie saw the opportunity to help Australians reduce their waste and has dedicated her life to making living sustainably easy, and Banish was born.
With this new found information and passion, Lottie decided to leave her full time career in publishing and launch Banish, an e-commerce and educational platform that stocks only fair trade, paraben-free and not-tested-on-animal products. Banish brings together Lottie’s passions - writing, speaking and educating Australians about how to reduce their waste and ecological footprint. Her desire to get this environmental messaging to mass audiences is what drives her and she has presented to hundreds of people through public speaking on the topic.