ONLY FLUSH PAPER, POO AND PEE, PLASTICS DON’T BELONG IN THE SEA!
According to the Marine Conservation Society – 8.5% of all the plastic found on our beaches is coming directly from our toilets. We are literally flushing the health of the oceans down the pan.
The toilet is not a bin. Most of our sewers were built in the Victorian era – we didn’t even use toilet paper back then, let alone any of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ that can block our sewers and then overflow into our homes, our streets and our waterways.
It’s bog standard!
In 2018 we worked with Anglian Water to launch ‘Bog Standard,’ a public awareness campaign designed to educate people about the dirty dozen and raise awareness of what should be going down our toilets – only the 3Ps – pee, paper and poo.
We trailed a sticker campaign – on toilet doors in public spaces, universities, cafes and restaurants in the Anglian Water region to help change flushing behaviour so that people know what they should and shouldn’t be flushing where it matters.
THE toilet tour
To coincide with World Toilet Day we ran a Toilet Tour across Brentwood, Chelmsford and Cambridge! Dozens of amazing volunteers and partners helped us put Bog Standard stickers in the toilet cubicles of Brentwood Kitchen, Starbucks, Pret a Manger, The Works, Nandos, Zizzi’s, Giraffe, Slug & Lettuce, Turtle Bay, Wilkin & Co, Tiptree Tea Rooms, Chicken & Frog, Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities & both Cambridge and Brentwood Councils. We even got Cllr. Rosy Moore (Exec Cllr for Environmental Services in Cambridge) to sit on the bog with us!