We’re drowning in a toxic tide of plastic. It’s time to pull the plug.
So here’s what we’re doing and how you can help.
From choking waterways to depleting resources, the hamster wheel of overproduction that results in mountains of new, single-use, disposable and non-essential plastic is causing a global and ecological crisis of epic proportions. No more sugar-coating. Change is vital for the survival of life on earth. So what now?
What we’re doing about plastic pollution
Surfers Against Sewage is a leading voice in the battle to eliminate plastic pollution, mobilising and empowering a nationwide network of Ocean Activists to take action and make a difference. We connect people power on the ground with businesses and changemakers to set policies and pass laws that focus on reducing, reusing and refilling, to shift our broken consumerist economy into a model that is sustainable, responsible and clean.
We are working with over 700 communities up and down the county to rid their local communities of plastic by becoming a Plastic Free Community. Over 2,400 schools are now signed up to become a Plastic Free Schools with the next generation leading the way. Over 140,00 ocean activists are out and about every week cleaning up our beaches, river banks and parklands with our Million Mile Clean. We’ve removed almost 400,000kg of plastic pollution from the environment. We recognise individuals and businesses for their outstanding, innovative work in the plastic free space through our annual Plastic Free Awards. And we are pressuring government to adopt new policies that will stem the tide of plastic washing into the ocean and rivers.
And we’re not done yet. Because Plastic Pollution is still a huge threat, with the UK producing 5 million tonnes of plastic waste a year, including 15 million single-use plastic bottles a day. We demand an end to Plastic Pollution on UK beaches by 2030, and we need your voice, energy and enthusiasm to get there.