What is Dispatches From A Plastic Planet?
It is our film and book project that has been brewing for the last four years. A personal journey through Norway, Iceland, England, Scotland, Ireland and France, combined photographers and surfers across the globe documenting the state of our coastlines. It's a unique angle of surfing and adventure mixed with environmental concerns for our remotest coastlines.
The book is a beautiful coffee table style, hard backed photo journal spanning 6 countries, many waves and 196 pages.
Words From The Road
Rumblings from a polluted planet
Thanks for all the support so far with the plastic project film and book, it’s been pretty amazing on a number of levels. I am in the process of putting together the tour for film alone and film/exhibition combo. The exhibition is obviously a very important part of The Plastic Project as photography is the […]
What Is It? Dispatches From A Plastic Planet is first and foremost an adventure through six countries, from the comparative warmth of South West France to the frigid cold of Arctic Norway. The images inside represent the six countries as good as they get surf wise, and the tales of how we found, scored and […]
England, it’s probably one of the most derided places to surf on the planet. It’s fickle, it’s seas are shallow, and we have Ireland in the way. But when a country is your home you make the most of it, and you get very patient. I’m not sure if what I’m about to say qualifies […]
I did this interview about the film and book, have a read and see where we are at with all and as always we’re looking for venues this week so drop me a line – firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us where the Plastic Project is at the moment – I’ve spent the last year piecing together a […]
The Plastic Project started off purely as a side passion around a decade ago. You can’t keep going to all these incredible places and not document what’s going wrong. What was going wrong was mostly plastic, and it pisses me off, I’ve always wanted to inspire people to travel, break out of the mundane, just […]
The weeklong photo workshops/environmental workshops have been a massive success and we’re just closing them off. We had a lot of people asking for shorter more environmentally orientated workshops, so we have got together with everyone behind the plastic project to offer some over the weekend. There are four in total, two in Cornwall, one […]
The ferry rolled across the reassuringly smooth Vestfjorden, the vast stretch of north Atlantic that separates Bodo from the excellently name Å, which in Norwegian means stream. The islands rise so quickly from the ocean it is truly breath taking. As a photographer it’s an unmissable place to go, as a surfer the waves are good […]
The first showing of the plastic project film – Dispatches From A Plastic Planet – took place in Cornwall on Friday evening at Otter Surfboards. Thanks for all the feedback, it’s the only planned showing at the moment, hopefully see a few more down the line. Sadly I couldn’t make it thanks to French air […]
What Can You Do?
Ideas to change the world
Every time you go to the beach, or just a walk in the country, set aside a couple of minutes to pick up some plastic, it’s the most effective and least destructive way to remove it from the environment.2 Minute Beach Clean
Plastic right now is unavoidable, and in some cases essential, but once we’ve finished with it, make sure you recycle it, that way it can be re-used and stop new plastic entering the system.Recycle
They are out, whether it be Surfdome who have eliminated in house plastic packaging, or Patagonia who are moving away from Neoprene wetsuits, if we support the alternatives to plastic/oil based products, they become cheaper and change the world.Support Companies Leading The Change
You don’t have to make films or give lectures, just tell a friend who doesn’t go to the beach about how big the issue is becoming, you wont believe how many millions of people have no idea we even have a plastic problem.Spread The Word
Takeaway coffee cups, straws, water bottles, sauce sachets and redundant packaging on food, there are alternatives to them all, so get organised and stop buying single use. Consumer power is the most important factor in changing plastic use.Refuse Single Use Plastic
We all need to get into the environment more, surf, walk on beaches, swim, whatever it is if more of us enjoyed our wild spaces, more of us would love and look after it.Get Outside More