The big news from Surfers Against Sewage was their Royal visit! On July 12th 2018 the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall made their annual visit to Cornwall and stopped by at Surfers Against Sewage.
“The commitment from His Royal Highness on ocean plastic pollution has made a huge difference in uniting multiple sectors of society to solve this crisis. This collaboration will be key in driving solutions. His support for the charity has also helped us grow our impact significantly, reaching a new national and global audience with our ocean advocacy, campaigns and volunteering programmes to protect oceans, waves and beaches for the future.” - Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage
Many more communities are being approved for Plastic Free Community Status here in the UK! If you want to find out more about Plastic Free Communities click here!
Also, Trevithic Learning Academy achieve Plastic Free Schools status!Since beginning the programme early this year the pupils have implemented many changes in their school:
Plastic free packed lunch day.
No clingfilm in the school canteen.
Lunch is now provided in reusable plastic boxes or containers instead of small plastic bags.
All children now use reusable water bottles.
Adults and teachers have also committed to not using single-use plastic bottles.
The school has also pledged to do 2 beach cleans a year.
If your school or community is coming together to go plastic free let us know! We love to hear about what you are up to and how you are making a difference.
To learn more about Surfers Against Sewage and how to get involved, head to Surfers Against Sewage.
In June we reach our first goal of saving 10,000 sea turtle hatchlings, thanks to all of you for your help to get to the goal! Now we are pushing to turn that 10,000 into 20,000!! Will you help us save another 10,000 baby sea turtles? Check out our Turtle Rescue Campaign Here.
SEE Turtles have a project called Divers For Turtles! For this project they are working with the diving industry to offer divers ways to help support sea turtle conservation, both in and out of the water. If you are interested, then join their Facebook group here.
All the money that is raised by this organisation goes to local groups and teams who patrol important nesting beaches, keeping poachers and predators away from the turtles and their hatchlings, as well as helping ensure that the new born sea turtle hatchlings safely make their way to ocean.
Thanks to your help and support we have been able to save even more sea turtle hatchlings! We have now been able to save 12,475 Sea Turtle Hatchlings.
We wanted to give a big shoutout to Scott MacDonald! He shared this photo with us on our Facebook Page. Even when on holiday, Ocean Helpers are making a difference!
"Just some of the floating rubbish I removed whilst on kayaking explorations from the Pembrokeshire coast during our family stay in Wales." - Scott MacDonald
Thank you Scott! Keep up the awesome work!
We love seeing what you are getting up to and hearing about the effort you are making to help protect and clean our oceans. Let us know either via email, firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page.
If you are interested in ways to reduce your plastic waste check out our helpful downloadable infographic! We also have a series of blog posts and even a Reusables section selling a number of different household items designed to help our customers reduce their single use plastic waste.
We also think its awesome when you share your pictures with us! You can do this either via our Facebook Page Ocean Helper or on Instagram using the #oceanhelpers or tag us @oceanhelpers.
Don't forget to check out our Wall of Fame too! Just visit @oceanhelperwalloffame on Instagram and see if your photo has made it onto the wall!
As always big thank you to all our customers for your continued support. You make it possible to support these great causes and help clean our oceans.