Taking action on plastic
The plastic problem seems like a huge challenge to overcome, and it is, but you can try and do your bit by finding out how to reduce, reuse & recycle plastic locally.
Taking part in a litter pick or beach clean can also help because litter is one of the main sources of plastic in our seas.
Clean up Brighton & Hove
Locally, there are several organisations and initiatives you can get involved with to help clean up and reduce your plastic waste in Brighton & Hove. Here are just some of them listed below.
#StreetsAhead – find out more about the campaign to clean up Brighton & Hove’s neighbourhoods, streets and beaches
Read Brighton & Hove food partnerships top tips for reducing plastic waste
Volunteer with the Tidy Up Scheme – tackle litter and graffiti with council support
Support Surfers Against Sewage – SAS organise beach cleans and fund raisers to help fight plastic pollution
Support Marine Conservation Society – the MSC organise initiatives like the Great British Beach Clean which runs annually in September and the Plastic Free July challenge
Reduce, reuse & recycle plastics – advice from Brighton & Hove City Council on how to minimise your plastic use and dispose of plastics safely
Brighton & Hove Beach clean – join or organise a beach clean
Pier2Pier Disco Beach clean – silent disco beach clean (suspended during COVID)
Sussex Beach cleans – with Sussex Wildlife Trust
This list will be updated and added to over the coming months, if you have an initiative you would like to flag or recommend please add your comments below.
Grace Brindle, Collections Assistant, Booth Museum of Natural History