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Say hello to our new Borrow-A-Bag scheme

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Ocean plastic has featured in headlines a lot recently. We’re only just beginning to understand the full extent of the problem and its repercussions on our environment, wildlife, eco-systems and also the impact on human health. Meanwhile global plastic production is increasing at an alarming rate – we’ve manufactured more plastic in the last 10 years than during the whole of the …

9 steps to use less plastic packaging

9 steps to use less plastic packaging in your business

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Despite our best efforts to tackle ocean plastic by reducing the plastic waste we generate, we’ve noticed large volumes of plastic keep sneaking into our lives with our purchases, especially when we place online orders. Online shopping has exploded over the last decade. In 2016 UK online sales reached £133 billion (up 16% on the previous year) and despite the …

6 ways to tackle ocean plastic

6 ways for food & drink establishments to tackle ocean plastic

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Support our work and help spread the word about ocean plastic. You can order printed copies of our posters and postcards to display at your workplace, school or in your community, or to hand out to friends, or use as educational materials. It’s time to re-think disposable plastic. Don’t you think it’s strange that our culture of convenience has made it acceptable …

9 more tips for living with less plastic

9 more tips for living with less plastic

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Plastic never goes away. Whether it’s a stranded whale with dozens of plastic bags in its stomach, an albatross carcass stuffed with disposable lighters and bottle tops, or a turtle that had a straw painfully removed from its nose by scientists – the lasting impacts of discarded plastic on the natural world are clear to see. Yet with a truck-load …

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Together we can change the story of ocean plastic

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Recent research reveals that being close to the sea has an incredibly positive impact on our mental wellbeing and physical health. The benefits of ‘blue space’ appear to be hardwired into our brains – perhaps leftover from before we created this fast-paced, tech-crazed world we inhabit today. The ocean inspires us and makes us feel connected to something that is …

turn the tide on ocean plastic

Will you turn the tide on ocean plastic?

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Imagine you’re in a small boat, in the middle of the ocean. There is no land in sight. The waters here are deep and churning, and seemingly bottomless. They’re also teeming with life. There is a whole ecosystem thriving below you. One that has been evolving for millions of years, perfectly balanced, and serving all the species that form part …

Be part of the solution to tackle ocean plastic

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Living in South Devon, we’re lucky to enjoy one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. However, just like every other coastline on the planet, we’re facing a growing problem of plastic pollution that washes up on our local beaches with every tide. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage to run monthly beach cleans on our local …

a plastic ocean

Did you know about our Plastic Oceans?

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[Image courtesy of Plastic Oceans Foundation] Back in the 1950s we were sold a lie. We were told that plastic was disposable, that we could use it once and throw it away, without further thought. There were less people on the planet back then, and there was certainly less plastic. In the last 10 years, more plastic has been produced …

9 reasons to refuse single-use plastic

9 reasons to refuse single-use plastic

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Single-use plastic is everywhere. In a matter of mere decades, it has seeped into every corner of our lives. We are addicted to the convenience of single-use plastic. Although, when you step back to consider this, it’s astounding how we think it’s normal (for the average person) to buy a single-use plastic water bottle, take-away coffee cup, lunch wrapped in disposable …

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Long live Hope…

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Last weekend I attended the amazing Festival of Hope at the Eden Project in Cornwall, featuring a dazzling array of campaigners, change-makers and entrepreneurs driving positive change for our planet. There was plenty to feel hopeful about. The Core building was buzzing with creativity – music, film, art, exhibits and talks showcasing brilliant ideas and innovations inspired by challenging the status quo and …