What is The Plastic Project Film?
It started as one photographer, Tim Nunn, documenting the environment as he went to some of the remotest coastlines on Earth. Then he realised that surf photographers had accidentally documented the rise in plastic pollution for three decades.
The film is a document of this, every coastline, remote and populated documented, to form a unique timeline of man's influence on the ocean, and a result which will show the world that this is not a new problem, we've just woken up a decade too late.
We have built an image timeline from the mid nineties to 2018 in France, Bali, India, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland and South Africa
Words From The Road
Rumblings from a polluted planet
There is nowhere on planet Earth as incredibly dramatic to be a surfer than Norway. The land rises out of the depths of the north atlantic like a citadel. Reefs hug sheltered bays, and wedgy sandy beaches act as nets for the floatsum and jetsum slowly pushed eastward on ocean currents. The following images didn’t […]
I’m totally revamping the workshops this year, and they are going to be pretty exciting. Those booked on workshops you’ll already see the changes, but we have three more workshops to release this year, two in France during the Quik Pro with some pretty epic behind the scenes opportunities and one up in Scotland. They […]
We’ve been looking at ways to raise the funds to continue our education programmes and take our film on the road. As well as having some amazing companies come on board to help sponsor the project we also now have a small print shop, you can buy individual prints and books HERE. We’ll be adding […]
Travelling with Ian Battrick is how the plastic project all started, he has been an integral part of going to some of the wildest coastlines on the planet, so always good to share one of his self made edits. He sits pretty much alone in his van for months waiting for the right conditions, testing […]
Feel fortunate to have so many friends across the world now, both surfers and photographers documenting what’s going on. This dropped today, from St Ives Pro Jayce Robinson. We all know Bali is bad, but this is just heartbreaking, surfing through plastic, it’s the new normal, we have to change that. Help us take […]
I had this idea a while back, working in the surf industry, everytime we head off on missions for brands, or not for brands that we all stop everyday to do a two minute beachclean, and at some point on every trip do something much bigger. This was team O’Neill two winters ago in Scotland, […]
Surfdome, and especially Adam Hall have been a huge supporter of The Plastic Project from early days, and what is more for a big company they are making huge strides to eliminate plastic from their supply chain. These short snippets of interviews with Adam will explain a lot about where they are coming from, and […]
It’s 1998, I’m in a surf mag office in Norfolk, yep the little bulge on the east coast of the UK. That mag is an underground, yet widely read journal called Sponger, a glorious celebration of everything to do with British bodyboarding at the time, I know they were heady times. I filmed, a lot, […]
This campaign is totally inspired by Coca Cola. Last year I got a brief interview with a PR guy from the mega drinks company, he suggested that I was wrong when I said no matter where I went I always found a product made by the Coke corp on the beach. So I thought, how […]
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