We NEED YOU to urge manufactures to reduce their plastic packaging and tackle plastic pollution. Take action with our Digital Return to Offender campaign.
How do I Take Part?
We might not be able to get out to our beaches or rivers right now to clear up plastic pollution but the crisis has not gone away. Millions of pieces of marine pollution are still floating in rivers, blowing around parks and the countryside and washing up on beaches. We need to call out the brands that are producing it and tell Government that we want policies that will rid the Ocean and land of the scourge of plastic pollution.
You can TAKE ACTION by taking part in #RetunToOffender…..digitally!
When you see a branded piece of plastic pollution while you’re out on your daily exercise, simply SNAP IT and SHARE IT.
- #SeeIt – find branded items on beaches, rivers, parks, and countryside
- #SnapIt – take a picture of it, clearly showing the brand name
- #ShareIt – Using Twitter or Instagram, share the picture with the hashtags #ReturnToOffender & #SurfersAgainstSewage, and tag the brand’s social media account & @sascampaigns.
How will #ReturnToOffender Support SAS Campaigns?
We’ll record all the items you find and the manufacturers who are producing it in a l Brand Audit. At the end of the month-long campaign, we will analyse and publish the results, highlighting the most polluting brands and calling for them to reduce their packaging. We will also use the evidence YOU COLLECT to demand the Government:
- Do not delay key policy that will reduce plastic pollution – the plastic industry around the world is using the current pandemic to delay critical policy that would see the reduction of plastic pollution. We are already seeing the impacts of this in the UK with delays to bans on straws, stirrers and cotton bud sticks and introducing Deposit Return Schemes in Scotland. We need to tell government not to use one crisis to ignore another.
- Introduce Extended Producer Responsibility – we want manufacturers of packaging to be responsible for 100% of the costs of dealing with their packaging.
- Introduce Deposit Return Scheme – we want Government to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for a wide range of materials, including ALL plastic bottles. And we want this to be introduced before 2023
With your help, the information you help us collect will also support:
- School education programmes & wider behavioural change campaigns to transform how the public buys, uses and consumes products.
- Reduce, Reuse, Refill & Recycle campaigns to reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging used. Support and facilitate re-use and recycling, particularly at beach and coastal locations.
- Grassroots marine conservation initiatives and beach clean activities.
Want to Do More For The Ocean?
Like many small charities, we’re feeling the impact of Covid-19 on several important funding sources. Our ocean is under threat like never before and we need you now, more than ever.
Join us as a member for as little as £4 a month to help us continue campaigning to tackle plastic pollution, demand change from government and hold big brands to account.
As well as being part of the most active environmental group in the country, you’ll receive our exclusive ocean lover’s magazine 3 times a year and a 10% discount in our online eco-goods store.
With your support, we can keep fighting for the ocean.