Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Sidmouth – we’ve done it!

WE’VE DONE IT! It is with a huge amount of pride in our group and town that we can announce that Sidmouth has gained the ‘Plastic Free Coastline’ accreditation from Surfers Against Sewage. We started this process back in February with our open public meeting, where we organised ourselves into a steering committee (one of Read more about Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Sidmouth – we’ve done it![…]

Folk Festival

One of our main focuses was to try to help Sidmouth Folk Festival become as plastic free as possible. Glastonbury have a very informative website about what could be achieved for festivals, [https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/green-glastonbury/refill-not-landfill/] and there are lots of ideas about what to do. What I’m learning is that some changes are impossible to be made Read more about Folk Festival[…]

My War on Cigarette Butts

With one of the driest Julys on record we have seen a problem in the town exposed to its full extent. Cigarette butts are everywhere. Clearly when it rains they normally get washed through the gutters, down the drains, and straight into the sea, but now they are just lying around waiting. I have been Read more about My War on Cigarette Butts[…]

Plymouth University PhD Talk 8th May 2018

Jeremy Woodward and the Sidmouth Science Festival organised two students from the University of Plymouth who are doing their PhDs to come and talk to us as part of our recent Plastics Week. Imogen Napper, who is studying marine microplastics, spoke first. She was fascinating, explaining in simple terms how plastic is formed, the different Read more about Plymouth University PhD Talk 8th May 2018[…]

Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018

John Hammond (The Dairy Shop) and I were invited to the Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on 9th May 2018 to talk about Single Use Plastic. I spoke first, recapping what why we started SPW, what we had achieved in the short time we have been running, and what we are aiming to do, Read more about Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce May 2018[…]

Sidmouth College Assemblies April 2018

Sorry for the oversight but I had forgotten to blog about these very important events on April 25th and 26th. Myself, Guy Russell (Jurassic Paddle Sports and Sidmouth Lifeboat) and Jo Earlem (Author, Tuamor the Turtle) went in on the invitation of the College to talk to the entire school, split into two halves of Read more about Sidmouth College Assemblies April 2018[…]

Trip to Exeter Energy From Waste Facility April 24 2018

Some of the Warriors joined up with Sid Energy (thanks to Graham for organising) and a few other interested parties to have a tour around the Exeter Energy From Waste Facility in Marsh Barton yesterday. I must admit I went along with the same feeling I did when I visited Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station Read more about Trip to Exeter Energy From Waste Facility April 24 2018[…]

Overpackaged shopping

Bewildered by ‘couldn’t care less attitude’

A lot of people think that the state of our planet is down to youth – those people who buy McDonalds or other fast food and dump it out of the car window. Yes I agree, those people do make up part of the problem; however, having just been to Lidl in Sidmouth, I can Read more about Bewildered by ‘couldn’t care less attitude’[…]

Rubbish under the Esplanade Sidmouth

Clean Up #3 Ham, Beach & Town March 14th 2018

Saturday afternoon saw the beach, Ham and town alive with so many people picking up plastic, bottles, glass, bags, metal and all sorts of other weird stuff! We saw the Sidcombers out in number, and reckon there were also over 50 of our Sidmouth Plastic Warriors out too, starting at both Holmdale (Prayer Room) and Read more about Clean Up #3 Ham, Beach & Town March 14th 2018[…]