Businesses

What can my business do to help?

There are several things that you can do as a business to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that you use.

  1. Get in touch
    Let us know that you are taking part in this initiative and what you are doing to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that you use, as well as any other sustainable initiatives you are implementing. We have a list of all the businesses that are participating on our website and we will also give you a shout out over social media and on our website. You can email us or send us a message through our contact page.
  2. Be proactive!
    Lead the way, stop buying single use plastic straws – from 2020 plastic straws will be banned anyway, so why not just get ahead of the game! Go for none at all or use paper straws, kept behind the counter for people who specifically ask for one instead.
  3. It’s not just straws
    We would love you to commit to minimising all the single-use plastic that you buy, sell and use. This can mean something as simple as replacing single-use plastic cups at the water-fountain in an office with reusable cups, or encouraging staff to bring reusable bottles or coffee cups to work with them.
  4. Sponsor a SeaBin, 2minbeachclean board, beach cleaning equipment, or film screening!
    Please contact us about sponsoring an event, coming to a beach clean or sponsoring one of our high profile beach clean boards or SeaBins.
  5. Come on a beach clean
    If you would like to take part in a beach clean as part of your company’s CSR programme, please get in touch and we will see if we can help. We have run lots of beach cleans with small, medium and large sized businesses, it’s a great way to raise awareness of the plastics-crisis we are facing along our shores. We ask for a voluntary donation to the campaign to help us cover the ongoing costs of our litter pick equipment and insurance, as well as travel costs. Get in touch to find out more.
  6. Shout about it!
    Tell your customers. Tell colleagues. Tell other businesses. Spread the word and help us to get the message out. Taking part in this cause is something to be really proud about!