TOMS and Dazed Digital Announce Exclusive Screening of ‘Killing Waves’ from Generation Change winning filmmaker Carlos Carneiro.
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Carlos Carneiro has been announced as the winning filmmaker of the ‘Generation Change’ film project partnered by One for One philanthropic company TOMS and pioneering style site Dazed Digital.
Having launched in July 2012, the ‘Generation Change’ film project aimed to discover truly inspirational individuals or groups that share TOMS philosophy of starting something that matters. The competition posted on the Dazed website, encouraged UK- based filmmakers to submit a proposal for a three-minute film that told... Read more
Christmas is almost here and millions of people will soon be preparing the biggest roast dinner of the year. Unfortunately, our beaches can suffer as a result due to the huge volume of fats, oils and greases (FOGs) poured down kitchen sinks. When FOGs are poured down sinks or drains, they quickly cool and congeal on sewer walls, restricting the amount of sewage the system can process resulting in raw sewage overflows into rivers, the sea or, even worse, into our homes.
To highlight this problem, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and the Environment Agency are teaming up to... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is delighted to announce that after its crucial intervention with E.ON, the Rampion offshore wind farm developers, potentially catastrophic damage to local surfing waves has now been averted.
E.ON initially identified a potential reduction in wave height of up to 22% for surfing beaches in and around Brighton as a result of the planned renewable energy development. This would have been a major blow to the substantial local surf community and important related economy. However, thanks to vital discussions between SAS, E.ON and leading local surfers and surfing-related businesses, the developers have reassessed their plans to minimise... 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.
This year’s alarming bathing water results expose 35 UK beaches failing to meet out-dated water quality and public health standards. 2012’s wet summer has shown the sewerage system just can’t cope. 2012’s poor performance will be highlighted in next year’s bathing water standards and again in 2015 when these shocking results are used for revised European bathing water standards based on 4 consecutive years of water quality results. The UK’s overburdened sewerage system is bursting at the seams, resulting in all too frequent raw sewage and storm water discharges nationwide. In response, SAS’s Sewage Alert Service has issued over 100,000... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage is celebrating the decision of the European Courts of Justice ruling that Northumbrian Water and Thames Water are illegally discharging raw sewage via combined sewer overflows (CSOs). This ruling sets a precedent that will send shock waves around the UK water industry, highlighting the overuse of CSOs as a means to discharge untreated sewage onto UK beaches and into rivers. Thanks to data from its pioneering Sewage Alert Service, SAS are uniquely placed to identify further offending CSOs similarly breaching the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) and will deliver this damning evidence to the Department for... Read more
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 Education Tour
Surfers Against Sewage’s innovative environmental education programme will be visiting Scotland and Northern Ireland from the 01st - 5th of October, with the support of the Quiksilver Foundation. The SAS education team are starting off on the East coast of Scotland at Dunbar and finishing at beautiful Castlerock Beach in Northern Ireland. Over the course of the week we will be visiting up to 10 schools, youth groups and sports clubs in coastal communities. This is the second stage of this year’s highly successful educational tour. In May of this year we visited 13 schools and universities in the... Read more
New polling finds that, even in difficult economic times, the English public is ready and willing to support a small charge on carrier bags to cut litter.
A new poll, commissioned by the ‘Break the Bag Habit’ coalition , has found that well over half of English adults (56 per cent) think it is not unreasonable to charge for carrier bags . Only 25 per cent of respondents disagreed. TAKE ACTION contact your MP asking them to support the Break The Bag Habit campaign here
Despite the view of some in government that people would be... Read more