There are a wealth of national and international groups lobbying and sharing ideas on how to tackle plastic and other man-made pollution – here are some of our favourites:
Surfers Against Sewage – www.sas.org.uk
A UK marine conservation charity seeking to tackle coastline pollution of all kinds and encourage towns and cities across the UK to become plastic-free communities, providing a wealth of useful ideas to inspire change.
Plastic Oceans – https://plasticoceans.uk/
A great resource for facts and research about plastic pollution and its impact on our world, with educational resources to support schools, communities and businesses
The Story of Stuff Project – https://storyofstuff.org
A San Francisco-based project that started with a 2007 documentary, ‘The Story of Stuff’, and whose series of brilliant mini-documentaries and other projects are inspiring civic engagement globally to tackle our addiction to consumption and create ‘a healthy and more just’ world.
Less Plastic – www.lessplastic.co.uk
Colourful and engaging website offering inspiration, tools and strategies to enable individuals, businesses, schools and organisations of all sizes to use less plastic, including their brilliantly-designed ‘tips’ posters to download and share.
City to sea – www.citytosea.org.uk
A Bristol-based a non-profit organisation running campaigns to prevent marine plastic pollution at source by engaging communities, working with retailers and lobbying manufacturers and government to reverse the trend for disposable plastic.
Plastic Pollution Coalition – www.plasticpollutioncoalition.orgUS-based site that’s good on reporting on the bigger picture – what big corporations and international organisations are (and aren’t) doing to tackle plastic pollution, with sections on policy, science, ocean and the environment.
Living without plastic – http://www.pfree.co.uk
A blog about a UK family of four aiming to live with less plastic – with a wealth of plastic-less living ideas covering food shopping, the bathroom, cosmetics and house cleaning.