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DID YOU KNOW

Plastic waste is expected to rise by 20% in the next 20 years.

SeaStraw is a Manchester-based campaign

founded by a family of ocean lovers who were horrified to learn that by 2050 there would be more plastic in the oceans than fish.

Working with pubs, bars, restaurants and other businesses using disposable food items

…they help the businesses to transition to sustainable alternatives and become pledged Ocean Heroes.

So far, 106 businesses in the North West (from breweries to churches) have taken the pledge saving large quantities of unnecessary plastic from reaching landfill or our oceans.

SeaStraw Co-Founder Doug Robertson says he is ‘delighted at the response so far. SeaStraw volunteers have reached out to many businesses and we will continue to do so to help them transition to better alternatives’. Businesses taking the Ocean Hero pledge receive discounts on compostable products, promotion on social media and advice on saving money whilst going green.

Individuals and businesses are often confused by product labelling, leaving them frustrated and unsure what to use. SeaStraw has a wealth of information, tips and explanations to help make the transition easy!

Sign the pledge

 

CONTACT

Website: www.seastraw.co.uk
Twitter: @SeaStrawUK
Facebook: @SeaStraw

SEE HOW YOU COULD HELP

On this site you’ll find lots of information, advice and guidance to help you reduce the amount of single-use plastics you use. We want to help you make the right choices – whether that’s choosing to remove some products, choosing a re-usable alternative or switching to easily recyclable or compostable items. We’ll soon be launching our single-use plastic audit which will help your business to understand its current usage of single-use plastic (and disposables more generally) and identify where changes can be made. The first step is to sign our pledge and commit to take action to reduce avoidable single-use plastics across Greater Manchester. By making a commitment today you can help to make Greater Manchester one of the greenest UK city regions. Once you’ve signed we’ll be in touch with further support and information.  

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