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Join us to turn the tide on plastic pollution

We’re on a mission to stop plastic pollution at source

We run people-powered, community-serving campaigns that tackle the single-use plastic items most found on beaches, riverbanks and in the oceans. We’re pretty confident that one big piece of the puzzle to protect our environment for future generations, is tostop plastic at source by reducing demandThat way, we’re using fewer resources and creating less waste. 

Whether you live in the city, or you’re at home by the sea, we can all make a difference by connecting our actions to our oceans.  

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The UK must match the rest of Europe and ban single-use plastic

The UK must match the rest of Europe and ban single-use plastic From July 3rd 2021, single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene (amongst other things) have been banned across Europe as part of the EU’s Single-use Plastics Directive. This is great news and means...

Returning to reuse this Plastic-free July

Our takeaway habits are flooding our oceans with plastic – find all our tips to help you keep your customers happy, your bottom line intact and protect the planet.

Takeaway packaging options

disposable takeaway packaging : WHAT IS THE most sustainable OPTION?Takeaway packaging – a comparison of the different optionsHere at City to Sea, we would always advocate reuse over single-use and have been champions of the refill revolution for many years! However,...

Today is world refill day

Today is World Refill Day!We can’t believe World Refill Day is finally here! 🥳 After months of preparation, the countdown is over… World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign to help get the issue of single-use plastic back on the agenda and help people...

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Refill

Refill is an award-winning campaign to help people live with less plastic.  We connect people to places they can eat, drink and shop without pointless packaging.

Reusables during Covid

If you’re a business looking for advice and support on how to safely offer reusables to your customers during COVID, we’re here to help.

Person pouring a contactless coffee

Contactless coffee

With many cafes and restaurants looking to reopen after lockdown, we’ve launched, a campaign, Contactless Coffee to help keep reusable cups on the menu.

STOP PPE PLASTIC POLLUTION

The global coronavirus pandemic has created a new and completely unprecedented problem – the littering of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Rethink Periods

A lot of people spend a lot of time menstruating. But few of us spend much time actually talking about it. 

Plastic-free periods

We think it’s a bloody shame we aren’t given a choice when it comes to what we put in our bodies every month.

 

Plastic-free living

Whether you’re a zero-waste hero, or you’re just starting your journey towards plastic freedom, we’ve got you covered. 

Plastic-free travel

Our #PlasticFreeTravel campaign helps, encourages and inspires travellers to cut down the amount of pointless plastic used on holiday.

Unflushables

We’re campaigning to get the UK talking about toilets and only flushing the 3Ps – pee, paper and poo. It’s bog standard!

#switchthestick

In 2017, we successfully persuaded all major retailers to #SwitchTheStick from plastic to paper cotton bud sticks.

Callout Coke

Tell Coca-Cola we don’t want or need their single-use plastic bottles. Have you seen that they’re trying to redefine the term ‘Single-use’, we’re not ok with this. 

be a good a**hole

We think it’s a bummer that so many people are still treating their toilets like bins and flushing single-use plastic wipes. That’s not ok!

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Supporting the sustainable development goals with our campaigns

By matching our operations and campaigns to the Sustainable Development Goals, we’ve identified which goals and targets we are supporting.

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