Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project events announced across the country
SAS, Ben Fogle and Barefoot Wine are leading the way in a campaign to keep Britain’s beaches ‘barefoot friendly’ in 2013. The national campaign, now in its sixth year, will kick off at Ben’s childhood beach of Climping in West Sussex in May, visiting 14 beaches across England, Scotland and Wales throughout the summer. Ben will also be personally hosting several of the beach cleans alongside SAS and together we are calling for coastal communities to join us on their favourite beaches.
Ben Fogle, who also led the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project in 2012, says: “I’ve... Read more
SAS’s Return To Offender Weekend calls on the public to challenge industry on the growing marine litter crisis.
Surfers Against Sewage is delighted to announce the inaugural Return To Offender weekend on 24th & 25th November, giving the public a fantastic opportunity to challenge businesses about the marine litter crisis. The Return To Offender initiative is an activity designed to help individuals and communities confront businesses with items of litter found on UK beaches, asking them to take specific actions including:
Increasing anti-littering messaging on their products to better inform consumers about reuse, recycling and proper disposal.
Zac Goldsmith MP shows support for protest against single use carrier bags.
Surfers Against Sewage campaigners, Break the Bag Habit coalition members, Lush Cosmetics and over 20 Bag Monsters – created from over 10,000 single-use plastic bags – today ran riot outside the Conservative Party Conference (Tuesday 9th October).
The Bag Monsters were met by Conservative MP for Richmond, Zac Goldsmith, who collected the results of a nationwide survey conducted by Lush. The retailer asked their customers whether they would support a 5p charge for single use plastic bags. Over 70 per cent of those consulted... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage is calling for community volunteers to get involved with the Autumn Beach Clean Series at some of the UK’s most treasured surf spots and beaches.
We are delighted to be working with The Crown Estate to deliver an ambitious nationwide series of community beach clean events this autumn. The Autumn Beach Clean Series will include events in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, taking place from September to November. SAS beach clean and education events are a fun and proactive way of mobilising coastal communities, surfers, water sports enthusiasts and environmentalists to tackle the dramatically... Read more
SAS was joined by adventurer, environmentalist and TV presenter Ben Fogle for the 5th annual Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project. An amazing 1455 beach clean volunteers took part in the initiative at 14 beautiful beaches, rivers and canals nationwide, removing 3827kgs of marine litter from our precious coastline.
SAS Barefoot Beach Rescue Project Ambassador Ben Fogle said: “I think Barefoot Wine and Surfers Against Sewage are doing a fantastic job of highlighting such an important environmental issue and making it a fun family event, which I think has been key to the success of this project. For me it was a fantastic... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage has joined forces with three other leading environmental charities to call for a levy on single-use bags in England, following the success of such levies in Wales and Ireland.
Surfers Against Sewage, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), Keep Britain Tidy and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) are calling on the Government to reduce litter and waste by requiring retailers to introduce a small levy on all single-use bags. Together we have launched the ‘Break the Bag Habit’ campaign.
SAS, together with our partner charities have written to the Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman calling for England to catch... Read more
SAS volunteers uncover plastic packaging that has been on UK beaches for almost as long as The Queen’s reign.
As the nation celebrates The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, Surfers Against Sewage is calling on the public to help curb the amount of plastic rubbish ending up on UK beaches. With hundreds of thousands of people set to visit coastal resorts on this very special long weekend, SAS is revealing the true and shocking persistence of marine litter, particularly plastics, on our beaches and in our oceans.
At a recent beach clean, SAS volunteers were shocked at the age of some marine... Read more
Think Before You Flush (TBYF) is an award-winning SAS initiative which raises public awareness about the problem that sanitary products (known in the business as Sewage Related Debris or SRD) cause in the sewage system and subsequently the marine environment when flushed down the toilet.
SAS is proud to announce Porthleven as the World’s first Think Before You Flush Town. Working closely with the Environment Agency, SAS successfully engaged the Porthleven community with the TBYF campaign, empowering them protect local beaches from unwanted sewage discharges and sanitary waste.
SAS was joined by one of the UK’s best professional surfers, Alan Stokes,... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is proud to be joining forces with adventurer Ben Fogle to kick off this year's project at Bournemouth Hengistbury Head from 2pm-5pm on Saturday, April 14th. Building on the huge success of 2011’s incredible series of events, the SAS Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project will run throughout the spring and summer with environmentalist and adventurer Ben Fogle as ambassador. Ben will also be personally hosting several of these coastal events alongside Surfers Against Sewage and we are calling on beach lovers in the Bournemouth area to come and join us and volunteer to keep their beach Barefoot Friendly.