Our mission at Plastic Oceans UK is to stop plastic reaching the ocean within a generation.
Plastic can be an incredibly valuable material – and in the right context – it can protect people and help save lives. But, of course, plastic should never end up in our oceans. Currently, 8.5 million tonnes of plastic reach our oceans every single year. This is hugely damaging to the marine environment and impacts human health as well.
Plastic Oceans UK has led the way on raising awareness about the impacts of ocean plastic pollution for over a decade. We produced the award-winning documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’, which was praised by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time” and ignited mass public awareness around the issue. Now, we not only create awareness of the impact of plastics in our oceans, we develop tools to help people and businesses take action to stop plastic entering the environment in the first place. Our work has evolved to focus on the development of globally credible behaviour change programmes, where participants are challenged to critically rethink the way plastic is valued, used and discarded.
By developing and promoting these globally credible behaviour change programmes, we aim to empower young leaders - and everyone across society - to become more “Plastic Intelligent” and thereby influence their own schools, communities and governments to affect positive and immediate change.
To learn more, you can watch ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on Netflix or Amazon Prime and view our resources on our Education site.
Follow us on social media @PlasticOceansUK on Instagram and Facebook and @PlasticOceans on Twitter.
If you’d like to get involved, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.plasticoceans.uk.