About Us

TrashBackwards is a lifestyle blog and community of people who want to live better, more sustainable lives. We share stories on how to create less waste in everyday life and we encourage our readers to do the same. We’re here to spread the message that it’s possible for everyone on this planet to live sustainably with minimal impact on our environment.

Meet Our Team

Iryna Cruz - Founder of Trash Backwards

Iryna Cruz is a founder of TrashBackwards, an environmental awareness campaign about how plastics are choking our oceans and waterways. She’s been fighting for the environment and plastic pollution since she was sixteen.

Iryna wants to make this world a better, greener place with less waste. Her mission is to protect the planet from plastic pollution by bringing awareness to this global crisis through her website.


Anna Miller is a content manager at TrashBackwards. She’s passionate about living a zero-waste lifestyle. Anna has been writing about eco-friendly tips for years now, and she’s got some great ideas on how you can go plastic-free!

She loves sharing her knowledge about the eco-lifestyle with others. Her articles are always witty and insightful!

Anna Miller - content manager at TrashBackwards

Valery Iu - social media expert at TrashBackwards

Valery Iu is a social media expert at TrashBackwards. She supports the life of going plastic-free and dreams to go completely zero waste one day. Valery shares the importance of eco-friendly living, helping make this world a better place, and bringing awareness to plastic pollution.

In her spare time, she enjoys long walks in nature, traveling, and spending quality time with loved ones.


ZouZou is a cuddle bug and she likes to bite us for no reason. ZouZou also loves taking selfies, which we can’t seem to get her to stop doing.

She’s also eco-friendly! Her litter box is plastic-free and contains natural sustainable cat litter grains like wheat, barley, rice, or oats — no clay or silica gel, please!