Tuesday 01 September 2020
Thank you, Jacques.
Thursday 20 August 2020
Le Havre, France: Progress made in Dollemard’s old landfill sites
Monday 17 August 2020
Less than a month left to say no to microplastics in our products in Europe
Friday 07 August 2020
Chemical pollution in the Gulf of Fos, France: Surfrider Foundation Europe takes to court
Thursday 06 August 2020
Chemical pollution, forgotten from bathing water quality follow-up
Tuesday 04 August 2020
Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program launches in Europe
New year means new resolutions
Every January, they are back: New Year’s resolutions. They are of many kinds and usually skipped as fast as they were made. What if we tried to stick to these resolutions in 2020? Even better: what if they were directed toward reducing ocean pollution?
Go zero waste step-by-step with Ocean’s Zero
Where to start? What are the available alternatives? It is doable? So many questions people are wondering as they wish to start going zero waste. No need to panic! Ocean’s Zero app is there to guide you step by step in changing your way of consuming. In addition, the benefit is twofold. You produce less waste and you save up. That’s perfect! Don’t wait, download the mobile app.
Whatever you do, take it step by step. That is the best way to reach your goal.
Plastic bottle? That is « so 2010's ».
73, that is the number of single-use plastic bottles used every year by a European. Among these commercialized bottles, a large portion is part of the top 10 most collected trash on beaches during Ocean initiatives. What if we all went for reusable water bottles in 2020? In stainless steel, glass, decorated with drawings or quotes: there is something to suit all tastes. We could even dream that reusable water bottles become the must-have accessory of this new decade. So why not? In addition to its ecologic interest, it allows you to save some money. Tap water is 100 to 300 times less expensive than bottled water.
Tote bag: the new handbag
Easy to fold and carry: shopping bag or tote-bag seems to have become the next fashion item of the last few years. Resistant and trendy: it easily replaces a plastic bag. But that’s not the only alternative: kraft paper bags are valuable and often displayed in fruits & vegetables sections. The added benefit? They are reusable and most of all recyclable.
For more information on our project : Ban the bag.
No more single-use disposable plastic containers
Cylindrical, square or rectangular; glass containers couldn’t get any more ecological. For bulk grocery shopping, food storing or as a lunch box; glass containers are a healthy, durable and recyclable alternative to plastic trays and other single-use disposable containers.
Goodbye Sponge, Hello Tawashi
Tawashi, a cute name straight from Japan, for a tool as cute as it sounds. This new kind of sponge, that can easily be made at home, is destined to replace disposable sponges. More resistant, they are washable, making them perfect zero waste items. To make them, nothing is easier. Salvage some old fabrics and that's all there is to it. Tee-shirt version, dish towel version, tights version: nothing is too fancy for your tawashi. In addition, it is economical as it allows you to save about 12€ per year. And because we have thought about everything, here is a tutorial on how to make your own.
So, these are five easy and eco-responsible resolutions to adopt today to start the year off on the right foot.