Lottie Dalziel

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Lottie Dalziel is a journalist, podcaster and the leading voice for sustainability in Australia.

She is the founder of Banish, an education platform that helps Australians reduce their waste, and the Banish Recycling and Disposal initiative. This program, known as BRAD, has recycled over twelve and a half tonnes of waste in less than 2 years. This is the equivalent of 150,000 pieces of plastic saved from going into landfill.

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 Australian's 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.


  • 2023 NSW Young Australian of the Year
  • Winner of the Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2018 and 2019 for Young Entrepreneur of the Year and StartUp Superstar
  • Named one of Contiki's 35 Under 35 Changemakers in 2019
  • Host of TEDx talk – The Power of Community in Fighting Climate Change
  • One of Australia's Top 50 People in E-Commerce in 2021 and 2022
  • I was a finalist in the Sydney City NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2018 and 2019, for Young Entrepreneur of the Year and
  • Start-Up Superstar
  • Won Business NSW Sydney Metro Young Entrepreneur of the Year with Banish taking out the Sustainable Excellence award
  • and winning overall Business of the Year

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

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