Beat Plastic Pollution
Here’s a round up of our favourite beat plastic pollution stories and campaigns from around the world:
- To raise awareness about the plastic in our oceans the short film The Smog of the Sea is available with all the free resources you need to hold a screening. The film chronicles a week long journey through the Sargasso Sea lead by marine scientist Marcus Eriksen. Marcus’ team includes surfers Keith and Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham. Let us know if you’re planning a screening as we would be happy to help spread the word!
- India, this year’s hosts of World Environment Day, have a great ad campaign urging people to use less plastic. Three humorous ads were produced for UN Environment and India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. We think the ads would work really well in the UK too…
- Back in February, the Netherlands saw the world’s first plastic free supermarket aisle open. Here in the UK, we’re keen to try out the Zero Waste Club’s online grocery shop. We will let you know how we get on as soon as we do!
- The people of Plymouth are working hard to become the UK’s first plastic free city. Plymouth University are also exploring how minuscule plastic particles from tyres, synthetic materials like polyester, and fishing gear enter our oceans and the impact these plastic particles have on marine life.
- This next link is not from this week, but you just can’t talk about beating plastic pollution without Tim Minchin’s Canvas Bags.
We know this is just the tip of the iceberg. Please share your links below to anything else you found positive and inspiring in the campaign to beat plastic pollution.