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Tootsa’s Collaboration With Surfers Against Sewage!

Written by Kate Pietrasik


Posté le avril 21 2019

New for summer 2019 – we have launched a collaboration with Surfers Against Sewage .
SAS is the environmental charity which has been instrumental in tackling plastic pollution, famously campaigning for the plastic bag charge which has now become law in several EU countries.

A keen surfer and long time supporter and member of Surfers Against Sewage, Tootsa’s founder Kate Pietrasik (pictured above with her daughter) has designed a range of organic Cotton unisex t-shirts and sweatshirts for babies, children…and adults! 10% from the sale of each item will go to Surfers Against Sewage whilst helping to raise awareness of the invaluable work they do, including voluntary beach cleans and it’s Plastic Free Communities campaign.

About Surfers Against Sewage
SAS is a grassroots UK charity making a big impact. Based in Cornwall it deals with a wide spectrum of issues from marine conservation to climate change. The charities priority, going forward, is to fight the plastic pollution of beaches and oceans.

Beginning in 1990 in response by the surfing community to the dreadful state of UK beaches. Those hardy souls who ventured into the water back then often found themselves swimming in raw sewage. There’s tales of sanitary towels on heads and human poo sandwiched between bodies and boards. Completely unacceptable.

The campaign grew loud, proud and strong and thanks to the passion and perseverance of the campaigns supporters and members — the UK now enjoys some of the cleanest beaches in Europe!

Plastic Is The New Sewage
Thanks to the SAS Plastic Free Schools Movement in January 2019 Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, said that all schools in England should be following in the footsteps of Georgeham Primary School in Devon, which became the first school in the UK to be awarded Plastic Free School status by Surfers Against Sewage.

You can help. Even if you live in a city or the countryside, away from the ocean, your family can help to stop single use plastic pollution……

‘Plastic Is Not Fantastic’ Facts
– 1 in 3 fish caught for human consumption now contain plastic.
In seawater plastic absorbs chemicals that have been linked to some cancers.

 – 70% of the oxygen we breath is produced by marine plants that are being damaged by toxic plastic.

 – 100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.

 – In the UK alone, approx 5,000 items of plastic pollution has been found per mile of beach.

Want to get involved? Click Here To TAKE ACTION!