Instigators of the Revolution

We’ve been thinking long and hard on this one. Reality is that business is more likely to save the world rather than legislation, we live in a globalised capitalist system which isn’t going to change anytime soon. If we keep buying loads of single use, or even long term plastic based products, which have no…

The Week In Plastic

It sucks to see this, but it could be any festival, just so happens that it is the Boardmasters event and all this rubbish sits in a moderate offshore wind on top of a cliff in Cornwall. Now we’re sure The Boardmasters crew cleared this up pretty quick, but it’s the mentality of folk who…

Our Industry Part 4 – Riz Boardshorts

Riz Boardshorts have been an inspiration since they launched their crowdfunder campaign to get there incredible boardies underway. They have taken the concept of using recycled marine plastic to another level with their bottles to boardshorts campaign. As well as this they also recycle their own boardshorts back into boardshorts when they have worn out;…

Our Industry Part 3 – Outerknown

They have one of the most acclaimed designers in the business (John Moore) and an 11 time world champ (Kelly Slater), it’s already a recipe for massive success. Now Outerknown have taken the bold step of putting sustainability, fair trade, fair working conditions and the environment at the forefront of their material, design and manufacturing…

Ren Kyst 2013-14

These guys are an inspiration, custodians of one of the most stunning coastlines on earth, and trying to keep it that way, one beach at a time. Take five minutes and be inspired.  

The Economy Of Recycling Plastic

Recycling plastic is not a cheap business, I’ve visited over twenty recycling plants in the UK and US for TPP in order to gain a better insight to this part of the process. Unfortunately, I have been shocked by how much of the plastic we think we are recycling ends up going into landfill. The…

A Line Between The Tides Update

Friend of The Plastic Project,Matthew Button, is somewhere between Penzance and Lands End this morning on his epic paddle around Cornwall. Matt is on a mission and shooting the whole way, looking at marine litter, in the remoter places where no one usually goes. If you’d like to follow him day to day you can…

Oldshoremore – The beach at the end of Britain

This is the second of the five dispatches from Scotland and pretty depressing. I ended up on Oldshoremore beach at twilight on Monday 16th March with surfer Micah Lester. We had been surfing and looking at plastic along the standard stretch of coast around Thurso, more of that to come. But the swell had dropped…