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When turning away is not an option

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We’d just popped to the beach for a quick walk in the winter sunshine, with a long list of weekend chores in the back of our minds. A busy road runs along the top of the beach, so the dog was on the lead until we reached the shore, but as soon as we let her off, she bounded straight …

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Get Involved with our Mission to Reduce Plastic Pollution

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If you’re inspired to make a meaningful difference to plastic pollution, we’d love your help! We’re very grateful for any support of our mission to see less plastic on our planet; by raising awareness of the issues with single-use plastic, and sharing practical tips and strategies to live and work with less plastic. If you’d like to get more involved with the Less Plastic …

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Less Plastic relaunches as a non-profit to deliver new global programmes

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Plastic pollution is a global emergency that is compounding daily. Our throwaway culture is filling our oceans with plastic waste; devastating marine wildlife and disrupting fragile ecosystems. Meanwhile, the potentially disastrous human health consequences are only just beginning to emerge. The only way to stem the flow is to stop plastic pollution at source, by learning to live and work …

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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Will you turn the tide on ocean plastic?

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Imagine you’re in a small boat, in the middle of the ocean. There is no land in sight. The waters here are deep and churning, and seemingly bottomless. They’re also teeming with life. There is a whole ecosystem thriving below you. One that has been evolving for millions of years, perfectly balanced, and serving all the species that form part …

Be part of the solution to tackle ocean plastic

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Living in South Devon, we’re lucky to enjoy one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. However, just like every other coastline on the planet, we’re facing a growing problem of plastic pollution that washes up on our local beaches with every tide. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage to run monthly beach cleans on our local …

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Did you know about our Plastic Oceans?

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[Image courtesy of Plastic Oceans Foundation] Back in the 1950s we were sold a lie. We were told that plastic was disposable, that we could use it once and throw it away, without further thought. There were less people on the planet back then, and there was certainly less plastic. In the last 10 years, more plastic has been produced …

9 reasons to refuse single-use plastic

9 reasons to refuse single-use plastic

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See our full range of infographics with lots more tips for reducing plastic in your personal life and in the workplace. Single-use plastic is everywhere. In a matter of mere decades, it has seeped into every corner of our lives. We are addicted to the convenience of single-use plastic. Although, when you step back to consider this, it’s astounding how we …

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Long live Hope…

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Last weekend I attended the amazing Festival of Hope at the Eden Project in Cornwall, featuring a dazzling array of campaigners, change-makers and entrepreneurs driving positive change for our planet. There was plenty to feel hopeful about. The Core building was buzzing with creativity – music, film, art, exhibits and talks showcasing brilliant ideas and innovations inspired by challenging the status quo and …

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Let’s make it an Ethical Black Friday…

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Today is set to be one of the biggest shopping days ever! Each year our collective insatiable consumer appetite keeps on growing, which can only be bad news for the planet and all the other species we share it with. Whilst purchasing nothing is always the best option for the planet, there are occasions purchasing something wisely allows us to do …