9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

9 ways you can reduce ocean plastic

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Due to recent high profile media campaigns and the worldwide popularity of Blue Planet 2, awareness of the ocean plastic crisis is at an all time high. Within a few short decades, this colourful, flexible, long-lasting material has made it into every corner of our lives, and it’s now wreaking havoc in our oceans. It’s estimated that 1 million seabirds …

9 tips for living with less plastic in Spanish

Translations of tips for living with less plastic

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For our plastic reducing friends around the world, we’ve been translating our ‘9 tips for living with less plastic’ infographic into several languages, thanks to the help of some very kind volunteers. Please excuse any errors, or national or regional variations. In alphabetical order, the translations so far are…   ALBANIAN   BURMESE   CHINESE – SIMPLIFIED   CHINESE – TRADITIONAL …

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How to make a big impact on ocean plastic

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Independent hospitality businesses have the opportunity to make a HUGE difference when it comes to ocean plastic – and they don’t need to wait until 2020, 2022 or 2025 like the big names are promising – they can act NOW! However, many don’t have the time or expertise to identify the best alternatives to single-use plastic, or the money to create marketing materials that promote their positive actions to their …

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Use Less Plastic in your Hospitality Business

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Do you run a hospitality business and want to use less plastic? Are you confused about the alternatives and their true eco-merits? Are you concerned about whether any changes would be affordable to your business? Or maybe you’ve already taken positive steps, and want to promote them to inspire your customers and the wider community, whilst maximising sales opportunities and …

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Our thoughts on the 25 Year Environment Plan

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We were thrilled to be asked by the BBC Radio 4 ‘World at One’ team to share our thoughts on Theresa May’s 25 Year Environment Plan speech on Thursday 11th January 2018. In case you missed it, we thought we’d share them here too. In our view the Prime Minister’s speech was a great first step, containing lots of positive …

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How do plastic bottles end up in the ocean?

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This is a common question we get asked, and when we first started noticing plastic bottles and bottle fragments washed up on the beaches near us, we asked it too – how exactly do plastic bottles end up in the ocean? If you live in the UK, or any developed country, and you’re careful to make sure your single-use plastic bottles …

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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. …