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9 of our bestselling ocean-friendly Christmas gifts

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The season of giving is here! We’re firm believers that this doesn’t need to involve buying more stuff (experiences usually make more memorable gifts), but there are some situations when you might want to give a physical gift. If that’s the case, we’d like to share our 9 bestselling ocean-friendly gift ideas that will also hopefully inspire the lucky recipients to use …

3 reasons plastic straws suck and 3 ways to stop sucking plastic

3 Reasons Plastic Straws Suck, 3 ways to Stop Sucking Plastic!

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They may seem like a small, fun addition to your drink but there’s a growing movement waking up to the fact that plastic straws suck! It’s estimated in the US alone, 500 million straws are used every day – that’s enough straws to wrap around the earth’s circumference 2.5 times! Not only is it an extremely wasteful to manufacture and …

How businesses can tackle ocean plastic pollution

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Last month I attended an Innovation Forum on how business can tackle ocean plastic pollution – a two-day multi-stakeholder forum where businesses, government, innovators and NGOs came together to discuss and debate the most important issues and collaborate in an effort to improve practices and work to end ocean plastic. Attendees and speakers included Greenpeace, Plastic Pollution Coalition, UPSTREAM, Ocean Conservancy, WRAP, …

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Use Less Plastic for Business Success

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Helping businesses to use less plastic to tackle the ocean plastic crisis, reduce waste costs, enhance brand reputation & attract eco-friendly customers… We’re only just beginning to understand the repercussions of today’s throwaway society and its impact on the environment and human health. If we continue business-as-usual, it’s estimated by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. …

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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 …

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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 …