The news is out! We are working alongside Surfers Against Sewage, soon to be releasing some collaborative products... 10% of proceeds will be donated to Surfers against Sewage in aid of protecting our oceans.
We had a catch up with Emma from Surfers Against Sewage to learn about the real dangers the ocean is currently facing...
Who are Surfers Against Sewage?
Surfers Against Sewage is a grassroots environmental charity that campaigns to protect the ocean and all it makes possible. It was created in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers, fighting to clean up the sea that was making them sick. Now, Surfers Against Sewage campaigns on all that threatens the ocean - plastic pollution, the climate emergency, industrial exploitation and water quality – taking action on the ground that triggers change from the top.
How does plastic pollution cause harm to the environment / our ocean?
With 8 million pieces of plastic entering the oceans every single day, a plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment. For wildlife such as fish, dolphins, seabirds and seals it can be deadly as they become entangled or mistake it for food. The big problem is single use plastics and the quantities in which they are used. A plastic bag for instance is used on average for 15 minutes, yet could take 100 – 300 years to break down.
What would be your top tips to protect our ocean?
Think about how you currently live your day-to-day life. Is there something you can do to minimise your carbon footprint? Could you have a re-usable water bottle or coffee cup instead of a single-use container? If everyone made these small changes, we would see a huge impact to the environment.
How can people get involved with Surfers Against Sewage?
Head to the Surfers Against Sewage website to sign our latest River Petition to demand that the Government demand over 200 inland rivers by making them designated bathing waters. Or take part in our Million Mile Clean, where we aim to reach over One Million Miles of cleaning each year. You can also join your local Plastic Free Community or perhaps start your own. The SAS website has everything you need to get started on your Ocean Activist journey.
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