Reasons To Be Cheerful #9

Featuring plastic, policy, coke bottles and tuna tins, here’s a quick rundown of some great stuff that happened for the sea in February. UN launches ‘Clean Seas’ to combat global marine plastic pollution An exciting new UN campaign has just launched to tackle marine plastic on a global scale. The UN ‘Clean Seas’ programme is…

Step up for the sea in 2017

We all know that ‘New Year’s resolutions’ don’t always last, so why not step up for the sea and think of these as lifestyle changes for the oceans instead. They’re just ideas and you don’t have to adopt them all, but remember that all the little things add up. Tackle our plastic overload Say no…

Reasons to be cheerful #6

November has been a bit of a turbulent one for the conservation world, but it’s important to remember that there is a lot of good stuff going on and a lot of positive, passionate conservationists out there who will continue to do their thing. So here are some of the reasons to be cheerful about…

Reasons to be cheerful #3

There are a lot of positive people out there who are stepping up for the sea and making changes to protect it. Here are a few reasons to be cheerful about the state of the ocean from the last month. Ikea goes circular Our society is pretty wasteful, but Ikea are taking a step towards tackling this by creating…

Five projects turning marine debris into cool stuff

As I’ve mentioned in posts before, far too much plastic and other debris currently ends up in the oceans. It’s damaging to the marine environment in lots of ways, but hopefully you knew that already. There are lots of projects out there which are tackling the problem, by gathering plastic from the oceans and turning…

5p plastic bag charge – for the oceans

As of today, you’ll have to pay 5p for a bag in most shops, and people, including me, will probably grumble about it at some point when they get to the checkout and realise they have no bags. The papers have pushed the importance of reducing the 8.5 billion plastic bags that were given out…