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.
Words From The Road
Rumblings from a polluted planet
This is a shot of the saltwater lake in Hossegor, If you’ve been here you know what a beautiful place it is, full of sups, oyster beds and children playing in the summer. It holds a dark secret though in the form of around 30k tonnes of silt/sand which harbours a mix of chemicals and […]
Everyone bangs on about education being the key, but it’s true. We can have deposit return systems, more recycling facilities, circular economies and the like but if every person on the planet isn’t made aware of the issue in the first place, and the fact that we can all as individuals make a difference then […]
Welcome to the short that goes with our book. Waterlevel from The Plastic Project on Vimeo. If you’d like to help us you can donate a pound below, and help us reach more people with our educational projects. Or grab one of the last books. We are at a point where we need to raise […]
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 […]
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