Locker 27 Supports Surfers Against Sewage

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the Lockers commitment to reducing our impact on the environment we’ve teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage who do an amazing job protecting our coast line and actively working to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans.

For every member that joins Locker 27 we’ll donate £1 to Surfers Against Sewage to assist them in continuing their fantastic work.

Surfers Against Sewage are a grassroots movement that has grown into one of the UK’s most active and successful environmental charities.

 

They’re a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife.  They fight long and hard to protect what we all love and won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.

This is a local grassroots environmental charity that has come to fruition, and flourished, through the commitment, passion, belligerence and belief of some individuals who don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

— Gary, SAS member and fundraiser

Not just surfers, not just sewage.

 

 

 

 

We began as a response by the surfing community to the dreadful state of our beaches. Those hardy souls who ventured into the water back then often found themselves swimming in raw sewage. There’s tales of sanitary towels on heads and human poo sandwiched between bodies and boards. Completely unacceptable.

The campaign grew loud, proud and strong and thanks to the passion and perseverance of our members — the UK now enjoys some of the cleanest beaches in Europe.

Of course it’s not just surfers who care passionately about our coastlines — our members are swimmers, dog walkers, paddleboarders, beach cleaners, kite surfers, sandcastle builders, ice cream eaters and sun bathers too. We protect it because we love it and that’s where we feel most at home.

We’ll always care about Water Quality issues and our Safer Seas Servicecontinually monitors sewage spills in real time on beaches around the UK. But ‘Plastic is the new sewage’ as it is now the biggest threat to our beaches, our precious marine eco-system and our happiness.

Plastic Free Coastlines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our priority going forward is to fight the plastic pollution that blights our beaches and strangles our seashores.

We adopt a two-pronged approach:

  1. Stopping the problem at source.
    By tackling society’s throwaway culture when it comes to single-use plastics, we aim to change consumer behaviour and industry standards. Solutions like a Deposit Return System (DRS) would stop millions of pieces of plastic from entering the ocean eco-system in the first place.
  2. Cleaning up pollution from our beaches.
    We’re a movement of do-ers, not just talkers. So we organise more beach cleans than any other charity in the UK. These events galvanise communities into action – protecting their local beaches for everyone to enjoy.

 

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