Today’s Solutions: July 01, 2022

Very few people are as familiar with the problem of ocean plastic as surfers. Tired of riding waves littered with trash, more and more surfers around the world are taking a stand against plastic and finding ways to fight it. In Australia, a duo of surfers created a floating rubbish bin that can collect up to half a ton of debris each year by automatically sucking plastic that floats by. Now on the coast of the UK, collective surfers by the name of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are mobilizing more than 30,000 volunteers to the clear plastic waste that ends up on the shore. SAS is no newbie when it comes to fighting plastic. In the UK, they have been visible leaders campaigning against companies that dump sewage into the seas and creating legislation to stop it. In fact, the group created a petition in 2014 that got so many signatures that it eventually led to the creation of the first-ever all-party parliamentary group to focus on marines conservation within the parliament of the UK. Check out this beautiful picture essay here to see SAS and it’s army of volunteers in action on a beach near Cornwall.

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