Tackling Plastic

Some Final Brighton Clichés – Litter by Barney Livingston.

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 

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