SAS beach clean at South Milton Sands Nov 2016

How to keep plastic out of the oceans (and why)

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Last Saturday Less Plastic teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage and lots of willing volunteers to clean one of our nearby beaches, South Milton Sands in South Devon. This stunning beach is a favourite among locals, with its long stretch of golden sand, grassy dunes, iconic arch-shaped Thurlestone Rock, and wetlands teaming with wildlife. Yet despite its natural beauty, each tide …

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10 marine litter facts (and how you can help reduce plastic pollution)

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Ahead of our Autumn beach clean tomorrow with Surfers Against Sewage at South Milton Sands, we wanted to share 10 marine litter facts, and also some tips to help reduce plastic pollution. 10 facts about marine litter… 1. A plastic bottle left on the beach may last for more than 450 years in the marine environment. 2. Plastic makes up the …

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6 reasons to always carry a reusable water bottle (and never buy bottled water again!)

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Bottled water is the world’s bestselling soft drink. In the UK alone, we glugged 2.4 billion litres of the stuff in 2015, which rose to 2.8 billion litres in 2016 – an alarming upward trend. Although staying hydrated is good for us, achieving this by downing 22 billion plastic water bottles globally each year is decidedly not good for our planet. …

Torcross 2 Minute Beach Clean

Simple habit to reduce marine litter on a beach near you

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When you are  out enjoying the beach this summer (or any outdoor space for that matter) there’s a very simple habit you can adopt that will add up to make a big difference towards tackling marine litter, and plastic pollution in the sea. Simply decide that anytime you are outside enjoying nature, you’ll give something back by spending 2 minutes …

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New eco-friendly website tackling plastic pollution in the ocean…

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We’re excited to have just launched our brand new website, www.lessplastic.co.uk – offering eco and health-conscious customers a range of stylish, healthy, planet-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic for food and drink on-the-go, to tackle the massive issue of plastic pollution in our oceans. For most of us, a coffee to-go features fairly regularly in our weekly routine, however when we pause to consider …

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Working to make our local town plastic bag-free…

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Here at Less Plastic HQ we are always looking for ways we can help reduce the amount of plastic pollution that ends up in the sea, and washing up on our beautiful local beaches. We recently read that according to the Ocean Conservancy, plastic bags are the fourth most commonly found litter washed up on beaches. This statistic got us thinking about what a difference it …