Blog: Oceans

Plastic Pollution - Why Coca-Cola need to take responsibility too

Posted by Louisa Casson — 13 April 2017 at 12:28pm - Comments
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One of the best things about working on Greenpeace’s campaign to end ocean plastics is the chance to have lots of conversations with all sorts of people about the issue - whether on local radio stations or with pedestrians walking past the 2.5 tonne sculpture we installed outside Coca-Cola’s London HQ this week.

5 Reasons Why We're Outside Coca-Cola's HQ

Posted by Louisa Casson — 9 April 2017 at 7:48pm - Comments
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This morning, we've installed a piece of art right to the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s European office, to hold the soft drinks giant accountable for ocean plastic pollution. 

What soft drink companies are saying

Posted by Louisa Casson — 7 April 2017 at 10:35am - Comments
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It’s been three weeks since Greenpeace launched our expose on the gigantic plastic footprint of the soft drinks industry - and their lacklustre action to protect our oceans from the blight of throwaway plastic bottles. 

A sustainable fishing industry is a fair fishing industry

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 29 March 2017 at 12:20pm - Comments
Greenpeace's boat the Rising Tide arrives in Shoreham Harbour on its national to
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“We will defend our hard-won Common Fisheries Policy reforms. We will continue to devolve management...and rebalance the UK’s inland water quotas to smaller, specific locally-based fishing communities”

- 2015 Conservative Party manifesto

A brand new plastic bottle every time you feel thirsty?

Posted by Aakash Naik — 14 March 2017 at 6:09pm - Comments
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I love fizzy drinks, at the cinema with my snacks, at lunchtime always, at dinner, but never with breakfast, honest….

A love for fizzy drinks should never mean our oceans and the creatures who call it home, have to suffer, but every time we use brand new plastic bottles and don’t recycle them, that’s exactly what’s happening. 

In the UK alone we use 35 million plastic bottles every day, but nearly half of these are not recycled.

Cut it out!

Posted by Louise Edge — 13 March 2017 at 12:45pm - Comments
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It can sometimes feel like throwaway plastic is everywhere and cutting it out can seem daunting. Ultimately we need action from companies and governments to stem this tide of plastic waste, but here’s are a few tips on what you can personally do to cut plastic waste during your weekly food shop 

The Final Straw?

Posted by Ariana Densham — 10 March 2017 at 5:14pm - Comments
Greenpeace campaigner collecting drinks straws from a beach in Manila
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Millions of straws are used every day around the world. Many of these are used for just a few minutes, then are simply thrown away. In fact plastic straws are one of the top 10 items found in beach clean ups. 

Don't bottle it!

Posted by Louisa Casson — 10 March 2017 at 3:13pm - Comments
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Plastic bottles are a common sight in our day-to-day lives. Go into a newsagent, supermarket or train station, and you’ll be inundated with choices of bottled water and soft drinks to buy. 

But another all too familiar sight is empty plastic bottles on our streets, in our rivers and on our beaches. Through wind and waterways, these plastic bottles can easily end up in our oceans. 

Wake up and smell the coffee!

Posted by Louisa Casson — 10 March 2017 at 12:27pm - Comments
Coffee cup silhouettes with 'broken' recycling symbols
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Cappuccino, flat white, soya latte, hot chocolate or just a nice cup of tea - whatever your hot drink of choice, if it comes in a takeaway cup unfortunately it’s a bad choice for the planet.

Microbeads in the spotlight!

Posted by Louisa Casson — 2 March 2017 at 1:00am - Comments

This week, microbeads shot up the political agenda (again) - thanks to Greenpeace supporters (again!) and a host of coalition members.

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