Research and RESOURCES 


Here at City to Sea, we build our campaigns based on data-driven insights and the latest information on plastic pollution, the climate crisis and innovative solutions.

We’ve worked with some amazing people and like-minded organisations to carry out our own research, providing our supporters and the businesses we work with, with in-depth market research, consumer insights and practical solutions for reducing plastic pollution.

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. 

Refill Resources

Your guide to all things Refill. Discover out Refill resources for everything you’ll need to help you on your way to setting up a Refill scheme or becoming one of our wonderful Refill Champions.

Our research

One of a kind Plastics Voyage

This summer City to Sea embarked on what was possibly our biggest adventure yet – a 13-week voyage circumnavigating the UK on the beautiful tall ship, the Pelican of London to get a better understand of the scale of plastic pollution in UK waters. 

This unique project enabled us to reach some of the UK’s most remote islands and busiest ports to better understand the sources, distributions and abundances of plastic pollution (and other types of marine litter) in UK waters.

Food to go, good to go?

Our lunch habits are having a WHOPPER of an impact when it comes to plastic pollution and the food-to-go sector, which includes cafes, coffee chains and fast-food outlets are a big part of the problem.

That’s why we, alongside research consultants Eunomia, have launched a new report to peel back the shiny wrapper on the sector to understand what businesses are currently doing to reduce single-use plastic packaging – and what they could do better.


Bristol Refill Cup Scheme

Bristol Refill Cup Scheme We’ve got big news, coffee drinkers We’ve teamed up with our friends at Ecosurety to announce a new “Bristol Refill Cup Scheme”. The innovative new project will enable Bristolians to “borrow” a reusable takeaway cup from a café and then...

World Refill Day 2022

World Refill Day 2022World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign designed to accelerate the transition away from single-use plastic and towards reuse systems. We’ve been running and scaling Refill Day in the UK since 2018 and last year, with the push back...

Making a Splash on the South Coast

Making a Splash on the South Coast To mark the start of Plastic Free July, we spent the day in sunny Bournemouth celebrating the launch of our ground-breaking campaign with BCP Council. Turning the Tide is a new and exciting first of its kind,collaborative project to...
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