The Week In Plastic

“We have to keep the momentum going so that we can come together and protect our ocean. Why? Because our ocean is absolutely essential for life itself – not just the food, but the oxygen and weather cycles of the planet all depend on the ocean. ” — Secretary of State John Kerry Been a…

Introducing Roger Sharp AKA Sharpy

Over the next week we’re introducing our group of global advocates/ambassadors. Ambassador is always a bit of a grand word but it fits. These people are the guys on the ground everyday; surfers, photographers and film makers who are on the front line seeing what’s going on in the ocean. They are going to feed…

Our Mission

Thanks for all the contacts since being on TV two nights ago. As the sole initiator of The Plastic Project I am really stoked to see the project gathering such momentum at the moment. A team is building around the world of contributors and ambassadors but I want to reply personally to each email I receive…

Cleaning Up The Ocean

The media hype lorded him as the saviour of the oceans, the scientific world claimed his idea was doomed to failure. Well now we’re going to find out, as Boyan Slat’s masterplan will be in the North Sea this winter, and if it can survive this turbulent, windy, current ridden little patch of ocean it…

Plastic Project on TV

It was great a few months ago to film with CEFAS scientist Thomas Maes and Inside Out presenter David Whitely about marine plastic. We focused on where it comes from, the need for education and looking for it in fish. The feature was on BBC1 last night in the eastern region (head to iPlayer and…

The Last Week in Plastic

From Dawn ’till Dusk Bude/North Cornwall is a hotbed of activism against marine plastic, the 2minute beach clean started there, I shot my first marine litter there whilst it was my home ten years ago. The legendary crew of lifeguards have started The Plastic Movement and along with the Bude Cleaner Seas Project, held an…

The London Surf Film Festival

So it’s that time of year again, I’m (Tim) on the judging panel again,which is epic, and I wanted to drop my favourite three which just epitomise what we’re up to in the ocean. My favourite from a pure surfing point of view is Noah Lane in Mar. Noah rips, originally from the lucky country…

Our Industry Part 6 – O’Neill

They invented the wetsuit for surfing, arguably the most important thing to happen especially for us surfers in northern latitudes. Now they are doing their part in re-using marine litter for clothes. Using the Bionic Yarn system of recovering fibre from plastic to make clothes, O’Neill have a full collection in their Ocean Blue range,…

Our Industry Part 5 – Mutiny Shaving

OK so these guys aren’t strictly a surfing brand, but they are surfers. Plus they are making a product which every man, unless you are a full on beard man who lives in a cabin in the woods, needs. What is more, most of us use shitty disposable or cartridge based systems for shaving which…

The Week In Plastic

Who’d have thought we would be hi-fiving the Daily Mail, usually a tabloid more against everything we believe in than for it. But this week they have got right behind the need to  totally ban micro beads from all cosmetics, and other related products. Good on them and along with loads of other coverage in…

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…