Kate Martin

Outreach Assistant

I worked for Portsmouth City Council for 12 years; 8 of those spent as a Recycling Education officer. I’ve always personally been very keen to recycle, reduce waste and look after the environment, so it was hugely rewarding being able to go into schools to share my knowledge and passion with children – the future generation! Sadly this role ended when Covid hit as I was no longer able to carry out these visits, but I knew I wanted to continue in this line of work as it’s what I loved doing. And that is what led me to this role within the Final Straw Foundation. I now get to use my previous experience and work as part of an incredible team educating schools and community groups on how to reduce plastic waste and look after our oceans.

My family and I absolutely love the outdoors. Most weekends you will either find us going somewhere in our beloved campervan, paddleboarding, bike riding, or taking our very hectic spaniel for a walk.