Research and


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.


Are you Ready to Return

Are you ready to Return?M&S is expanding an easy alternative to single-use packaging to more stores nationwideA new way to reduce waste on the high street We’re delighted that our friends from M&S are expanding their range of homecare products in returnable...

A Global Plastics Treaty edges closer

A Global Plastics Treaty edges closer“Despite the vested interests and fossil fuel lobbyists, there is still hope.”The third round of negotiations (INC-3) for a Global Plastics Treaty are now closed. We went into this latest round of negotiations with real optimism...

Big Give Christmas Challenge

Help us turn the tide on plastic pollution this Giving Tuesday For one week only, your donation will be DOUBLED!Today on Giving Tuesday, we’re thrilled launch our first ever Big Give Christmas Challenge appeal, raising money to power the award-winning Refill campaign...
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