I’m actually helping the planet by creating and people using my product, every day I go to work, I know I’m making a difference.
Spending a day talking to year 7s about the environment running a competition on who can make innovative products from recycled materials. When I heard “Miss, I want to be a scientist like you, one day.” I realised I was on the right track!
Besides my mum, who is easily one of the most inspiring people to me, I would have to say, I aspire to be like someone like Michelle Obama, in both grace, style and inspiration.
Elle Lorelle Mcintosh-Richards
Biomedical, Material and Chemical scientist
I started with a passion for science from a young age and continued right throughout my adult life. My own personal interest in the environment started from working in industries that have a strong eco message. I have now started my own company creating Twipes, eco-friendly wet wipes that break down in 3 hours! However, this wasn’t my first business, I had my first business aged 9 when I sold lemonade whilst on holiday in Jamaica! My grandad had a lemon tree and I used my business savvy to make it into a business opportunity (you’re never too young to start!)
Our current company Twipes, work by preventing the blockages that traditional wet wipes cause, this is because the current “flushable” wipes do not break down at all. They cause sewer blockages, wash up on beaches and are a menace to the water systems. I am an eco warrior through and through, with a passion for gardening and finding new and creative ways to recycle plastics to create useful objects. I spend my free time planting new vegetables and reading books about business, science and mindfulness.