Reading Time: 2 minutes Zanna Van Dijk (Photo: Instagram)
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Vegan social media star Zanna Van Dijk has presented a program called Is It Possible To Live Plastic Free for BBC Earth.

Van Dijk, who has a large social media following, was initially well-known for her fitness and health content. But in recent times, she has also started using her platform to share information about sustainability and reducing plastic waste.

The first episode – which is available now – looks at how possible it is to live plastic-free. It looks at plastic-free July, areas where it’s hard or easy to be low plastic, and how plastic is processed. Episode two will cover recycling and waste management – and where waste goes.

The first episode of the series

Vegan and sustainable

Speaking exclusively to Plant Based News, Van Dijk said: “I got involved with the BBC when I started doing Instagram takeovers for them a year or so ago, doing content across its social media about the beach cleanups that I was doing around the world.

“Through doing that, I made connections with the team there, and expressed my passion about sustainability. When they decided to do a mini-series related to plastic, they thought of me to present it and then we had meetings to brainstorm concepts and guests.

“So I was actually involved in curating the series in a sense because I suggested we should get should certain people involved. The BBC had tons of amazing ideas as well – so we worked together to create the series to make sure we were ticking off all the boxes.

“There are just two episodes in this miniseries – and fingers crossed there will be more coming. I’m really excited about it – I admire everything BBC Earth is doing, and it’s an honor to be working with such a respected authoritative voice.”

You can watch the program on YouTube here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.