Futures Forum: The Big Spring Beach Clean > a record-smashing 45,771 people showed up
And the biggest catches were from some of the biggest manufacturers:
Coke, Pepsi and the rest
Revealed: the WORST offenders when it comes to the packaging pollution emergency on our beaches.
45,000 of you turned out for the biggest Spring Beach Clean ever -- but you didn’t just tidy up our beauty spots. You carefully categorised and counted up exactly what you found. And now we’ve analysed all the data. 2019’s worst companies for packaging pollution on our beaches are:
Coca Cola. Walkers and Pepsi owner PepsiCo. Cadbury’s owner Mondelez. McDonald’s…. and Nestlé.
We’ve sent a detailed report to the government who’re considering action. Can you help us sound the alarm and demand these companies clean up their act?
It’s been an exciting rollercoaster lately in the Surfers Against Sewage office. Thank you so much for watching and sharing ‘The Creature’ our film designed to inspire more people to join the #GenerationSea movement.
It worked! More than a quarter of a million people have watched ‘The Creature’, it has been shared with more than 5 million people on social media and the number of signatures on our petition to the government has nearly doubled! Behind every name is an individual with skills and ideas to build this movement and help turn the tide for ocean life.
Now it’s time we took this fight to the corporations. They’re making huge profits from cheap throwaway packaging while turtles, seals, whales and birds pay the price. Share to sound the alarm:
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Right now, the government is considering new legislation that would force companies to take responsibility for the damage they do with throwaway packaging.
We’ve sent them a detailed report with the evidence from the Big Beach Clean -- now we need you to help spread the word that these companies need to clean up their act.
With signatures, shares, beach cleans, talking to friends and family, and now taking the fight to corporations, every day we build a stronger movement to protect the ocean. #GenerationSea.
Ben Hewitt, Director of Campaigns and Projects, Surfers Against Sewage
PS: Here’s what SAS supporter Dani wrote on Facebook after watching ‘The Creature’...thank you Dani. We couldn’t agree more.
"Very powerful 🙏😢 We know from beach cleans what a massive difference individuals and communities can make in the fight against plastic pollution, we just need to continue to make people aware of the power they have."
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Here's the video:
Killed by plastic pollution: unknown animal washes up on Cornwall beach. #TheCreature - YouTube
And here's more:
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Futures Forum: Plastic pollution: the polluter pays
Futures Forum: There will soon be more plastic than fish in the sea