• Taking Personal Action

    I want to live my values and take personal action against ocean plastic...

  • Live a

    Plastic-Free Lifestyle

    Simple advice to reduce your plastic use

    Be a

    Better Activist

    Tips on effective personal activism

    Volunteer for

    an Existing Project

    Help organisations fighting plastic

  • Live a Plastic-Free Lifestyle

    Conserve Energy Future

    They say charity begins at home. Well, the same is true of activism! This post on the Conserve Energy Future website will give you all the information you need to complete a Household Waste Audit. This is an effective tool to help you better understand what fills your bins each week, as well as being a useful interactive educational activity for the whole family.

    eXXpedition, City to Sea and Raw Foundation

    A handy guide to reducing toxics in your lifestyle and reducing your plastic footprint. This can also be printed and folded up as a handout for distribution at events.

    Various sources

    Be smart with your plastic use with these resources specifically for boat owners, sailors and those who spend time at sea

    Kids Against Plastic

    Commit as a family to eliminating Kids Against Plastic's big 4 plastic polluters

    My Plastic Free Life

    100 steps to a Plastic-Free life from plastic-free expert, advocate and author Beth Terry. She's also written a great book called 'Plastic Free', which is a practical and informative guide from someone who has already gone through the process and done all the research for you

    Refill

    Refill is a campaign launched by City to Sea, which aims to log participating organisations who are offering free water refills to those with reusable bottles. Then when you are out and about, you can use the app to find locations near you. You can even add places to the map yourself.

    Surfrider

    Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Restaurants accreditation can give you confidence that the restaurant is committed to making sustainable choices for our oceans. This includes plastic requirements, as detailed on the website, but also wider sustainability initiatives.

    How to...

    Reduce the Release of Microfibres from your Washing

    Refill

    Every time we wash synthetic clothing, tiny plastic fibres are washed down the drain and end up in our waterways. Research into this is growing, but in the meantime there are products hitting the market to catch them in the wash. Just some options are Guppy FriendCora Ball or a Wexco Microfiber Filter

    Think Dirty app

    Think Dirty® app is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options!

    Beat the Microbead

    With the Beat the Microbead app, you can find out if the household products you use contain microbeads that are adding to the plastic pollution in our oceans.

    Quill

    Easy-to-implement advice on creating a plastic-free kitchen

    Quill

    Reducing the impact of plastic pollution includes ensuring that our longer-term purchases are disposed of correctly. Here's a handy guide for electronic goods

    All Things Briney

    A easy-to-create reusable alternative to cling film/ plastic wrap

    Kids Against Plastic

    Not only do you not need a new single-use plastic bag, you can even make a reusable from an old t-shirt with this step-by-step guide

  • Be a Better Activist

    The Fundraising Authority

    An extensive compilation of articles from The Fundraising Authority to help you become a more effective fundraiser

    Green Indy Blog

    Sending a letter to a business is a great way of channeling frustration about excessive or inappropriate packaging on items you have purchased, as well as raising awareness of the plastic pollution. You might think the issue is obvious, but we have a long way to go before all businesses are truly aware of the impact of plastics on the environment and human health. Handwritten letters will get more attention, but emails do the job. Here are some letter writing tips from zero waste advocate Polly Barks.

    Chris Jordan

    As a photographic artist, Chris Jordan explores the detritus of contemporary mass culture, from photographs of mountains of garbage to photo-based conceptual works that visually connect the viewer to otherwise abstract statistics associated with the things we waste. In his Running the Numbers series, millions of plastic bottles become an ocean, the ocean plastic pollution becomes a tsunami, and so on.

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