What you can do

  • Sign up for Strandliners monthly newsletter for details of upcoming beach-cleans and surveys you, your friends, and family can join.
  • Become a citizen scientist through our free Community Action Team programme.
  • Write to your local MP (see below).
  • Urge them to press for immediate parliamentary action on a long-promised deposit return scheme.
  • Urge them to re-consider UK commercial ties with the largest producers of crude oil (the base ingredient of all plastics): the US and Saudi Arabia. Here’s what they need to know: In 2019 the UK dumped 19,000 tonnes of plastic tyre-dust, 2,900 tonnes of microfibres from synthetic clothing, 1.3 billion plastic cotton-bud sticks, and 53 billion nurdles (minute pre-production plastic pellets) into our inland and marine waters.

Plastics are choking our planet because we still use them – every single day. We need to stop – right now! 

Contact your local MP:

Sally-Ann Hart, Hastings and Rye, email: sallyann.hart.mp@parliament.uk

Huw Merriman, Bexhill and Battle, email: huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk

Maria Caulfield, Lewes, email: maria.caulfield.mp@parliament.uk

Damian Collins, Folkestone and Hythe, email: damian.collins.mp@parliament.uk