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[…]

Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018

A rare break in the rain in what has been a very wet Winter and Spring (so far) meant that we had a good chance of a clear 2 hours to really tackle the beach for this cleanup. Reports coming back to us from Warriors were that the beach was looking pretty clean, and at Read more about Clean Up #4 SAS Big Spring Clean Up April 14th 2018[…]

Sidmouth Town Council Meeting

I had the pleasure (haha) of being invited to speak at the Sidmouth Town Council meeting last night, where the motion to support our bid to become an SAS Plastic Free Coastline town needed to be agreed in order to proceed. Cllr Louise Cole asked me to speak on the motion, and then she would Read more about Sidmouth Town Council Meeting[…]

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors Clean up Woolbrook

Clean up #2 Woolbrook February 17th 2018

We decided to focus on the Woolbrook/Manstone area for our second beach clean, very kindly hosted by the lovely Ben, Chris and Angie at the Youth Centre, the centre of the action. Unbelievably to me, over 50 people turned up and all pitched in 100%. It had been a very rainy week but the sun Read more about Clean up #2 Woolbrook February 17th 2018[…]

First beach clean

Clean up #1 – Jan 13th 2018

The call went out only a few days before, but we had at least 20 people turn up for our first ever organised clear up as the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors. The enthusiasm was fantastic, despite freezing winds, and a large haul was gathered together (admittedly in a very disorganised way with no thought of what Read more about Clean up #1 – Jan 13th 2018[…]

Catchup 1: Starting up Sidmouth Plastic Warriors

This is my first post for the page but it is late – I am doing a few catchups just to get the blog started. A little introduction to our group is needed. I am Denise, now the Chair, but originally just me, picking up rubbish either on my own or with my family (husband Read more about Catchup 1: Starting up Sidmouth Plastic Warriors[…]