Plastic Police's Samantha Cross named as 2020 Hunter Hero presented by Newcastle Herald and Hunter Water

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
March 6 2021 - 10:00pm
RECOGNITION: Hunter Hero winner Samantha Cross from Plastic Police with Hunter Water managing director Darren Cleary on a bench made from recycled plastic that was sourced through the Plastic Police program. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The woman behind an education and recycling program that aims to reduce plastic in the environment has been named the 2020 Hunter Hero.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.