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.


Attitudes Towards Refill and Reuse in the UK

Attitudes towards refill and reuse in the UKour latest behavioural insights about reuse in the UKThe results are in!  In conjunction with Obsurvant, we undertook a consumer survey in March 2024 in the UK to keep track of awareness and attitudes towards plastic...

Come With Us On Our Big Green Hike

COME WITH US ON OUR BIG GREEN HIKELacing up our boots for The Big Green Hike from sea to cityOn Friday 5th April the City to Sea team were joined by corporate partners, supporters, family and friends on an eight-mile hike along the river Avon in Bristol. We laced up...

Single Use Plastic Ban in Dine-in Settings

The EU is banning single-use plastic in cafesit’s our #TimeToKetchup The EU is banning single-use plastic packaging in cafes and restaurants by 2030. The UK hasn’t even started studying this idea. We think it’s #TimeToKetchupEarlier this month, we launched a new...
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