Downloadable Guides on How to Go Plastic-Free

Surfers Against Sewage: Plastic Free Communities Toolkit

“Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation and campaigning charity inspiring, uniting and empowering communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife.

Plastic pollution in our oceans is the ‘new sewage’. Blighting our beaches and strangling our seashores it reaches every part of our oceans. It is one of the biggest global environmental threats of our age and fighting it together is our priority issue.

To combat plastic pollution, we will:
Stop the problem at source
Clean up pollution from our beaches

Plastic Free Communities is a movement to engage and connect individuals, communities and businesses in the collective effort to reduce the flow of single-use plastics into the marine environment.”

Published: June 2018 / Author: Surfers Against Sewage

Sky: Business Transformation Guide to Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

“This guide is designed to assist you and the business in meeting the commitment to be single-use plastic free. This is based on the actions Sky implemented to eliminate single-use plastics from our operations, products and supply chain by 2020.

This document will cover:
01 What do we mean by single-use plastic (SUP)?
02 What is the scope of the business transformation commitment?
03 How should you deal with single-use plastic?
04 The journey to transforming our business – Products, Sky Ocean Rescue Café, Developments in procurement – Sports and events, Production
05 How to transform your business area 06 Next steps

Change is easier than you think. Since September 2017, Sky has undergone a single-use plastic transformation. This includes a new business narrative about sustainability. The most valuable learning at Sky has been that it is easy to change! With the will, a company can quickly focus on and drive solutions.”

Published: May 2018 / Author: Sky

The Making Waves Guide to Plastic-Free Festivals & Events

The Making Waves Guide is a free resource published by RAW Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation committed to educating people to move towards sustainable consumption, in partnership with Kambe Events, a sustainable event management consultancy.

This guide will be of use for anyone involved in the organisation of festivals, regardless of the size of the event or the nature of the audience. The guide provides background information on the issues arising from using plastics at events and practical advice for festival organisers on how to implement prevention strategies for positive long-term change. Although the case studies in the guide are drawn primarily from UK festivals, they illustrate examples of good practice relevant to the wider event and international festival community.

This Guide Offers:
• Clear facts about plastics.
• Information on plastics @ festivals.
• An action plan checklist.
• Inspirational case studies and tips.
• Links to useful resources

Published: March 2018 / Author: RAW Foundation & Chris Johnson (Co-Founder of Shambala Festival)

Setting Up a Zero Waste Shop

“Shortly after opening, and after the release of the video above [see website], we were overwhelmed with emails asking for advice, tips and guidance from other people wanting to set up their own zero waste shop. This was great; it was just what we wanted; zero waste shops up and down the country (and ultimately all around the world).

We certainly had no interest or desire to franchise or open further stores ourselves, we are just a family of 3 and already have our hands pretty full as it is! So knowing we inspired so many other people to open one themselves was a great feeling. The challenge then was to figure out how we can be of help to so many people, because answering the emails was also taking up much of our time and energy. This is when the idea for this PDF was born.

We have created a document that we hope will act as an informational guide and assist you in making the decision to open up a shop of your own. It is broken down into what we think are the ‘Top 10 Steps’ to take into consideration as you plan your shop. We have chosen to make this document available for FREE, making it accessible to as many people as possible. So please, download it, pass it onto your friends, neighbours, local shop owners and lets make shopping zero waste a reality!”

Published: June 2017 / Authors: Nicola & Richard Eckersley (The Zero Waste Shop)

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