Surfers Against Sewage Report
S A Partners have been supporting Surfers Against Sewage because of their valued environmental and community work, and Simon Grogan has been beach cleaning with the charity regularly. We recognise the important work Surfers Against Sewage do in communities throughout the UK for the protection of beaches, wildlife and the ocean for us and future generations.
The charity has been working hard over the past year, and below are some of the years milestones that have been achieved:
- 2,210 – cleans organised
- 205 – Regional environmental volunteers (Reps)
- 659 – Communities working towards going single-use Plastic Free – 91 accredited
- 90,564 – volunteers
- 128 – Tonnes of plastic pollution removed from our beaches and communities
- 163 – Beach Clean Boxes despatched
- 48 Ocean School sessions – 1500 pupils directly engaged
- 1,936 –Schools working towards going single-use plastic free – 75 accredited
- 772,400 – pupils in schools signed up
- 35 – Members of Parliament as part of our All-Party Parliamentary Group
Surfers Against Sewage started in Porthtowan Village Hall in 1990, and have stayed close to their roots by having their main HQ just up the road at St Agnes.
With just 16 people working in the office full time, the support they generate through membership donations, volunteering, signing petitions, buying from their online shop and spreading the word, allows their impact to be widely felt. Surfers Against Sewage today deals with a wide spectrum of marine conservation issues from plastic polution to climate change.
Surfers Against Sewage also talk to their members and supporters about the emerging issues, taking on new projects that are threatening our coastlines just like sewage pollution did back in 1990. Issues such as marine plastic pollution and climate change stood out most of all. These more complex global issues are what they are focused on today, and their priority vision is for a Plastic Free Coastlines. With more plastic having been produced between 2002 and 2012 than in the whole of human history before that, and this trend only growing, it’s no surprise we have a plastic pollution crisis in our oceans. This is the new sewage of today’s world, which is also having a devastating affect all around the globe!
If you’d like to find out more about Surfers Against Sewage, and how you can get involved with this great cause, visit their ‘Join Us‘ page.
S A Partners are passionate about supporting charities that help the environment and people overcome barriers and as a result, we support several charities.