Plastic Free Ambassador
We are proud to say Plymouth Beach Clean is a Plastic-Free Ambassador for the SAS Plymouth Plastic Free Initiative. Plymouth is looking to become the first city to be awarded Plastic Free status by SAS. But what does this mean?
Who is SAS?
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.
What is plastic free status?
Surfers Against Sewage are creating the Plastic Free Community network to free where we live from single-use. Together we’re tackling avoidable single-use plastic, from the beach all the way back to the brands and businesses who create it.
Where does Plymouth stand?
In the summer of 2018, Plymouth Waterfront was certified as a Plastic Free and now we are looking to achieve this status city wide, hopefully, this accreditation would make Plymouth the UK’s first Plastic Free Coastline City.
There are four main principles in Plymouth’s Plan For Plastics, which are:
1. Avoid -encouraging residents to avoid single use plastics, and to find alternatives such as reusable coffee cups
2. Recycle – continue to work to increase recycling rates in Plymouth
3. Innovate – support academic and industry led research into plastic free alternatives.
4. Connect – developing an education programme to encourage people to visit and connect with the natural environment.
Well here at Plymouth Beach Clean we are in full support of Plymouth’s Plan For Plastics and as we regularly head out to clean up our coastline we are proud to be an ambassador of this initiative.