Surfers Against Sewage

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) started in the early 1990s, as a group of surfers on the south coast concerned with coastal sewage pollution. Since then, they have emerged as one of the leading UK environmental charities – it’s no longer just about surfers and sewage!

We’re delighted that they have recently broadened their Plastic Free Coastlines campaign to Plastic Free Communities, and one of our major goals in our plastic free journey is to gain SAS accreditation.

We will be keeping a record of our progress towards this milestone in green below…

1. Local Governance – demonstrate council involvement.
2. Local Businesses – remove at least 3 single use items from 24 businesses. We have selected the following:

*   Plastic straws and stirrers [28]
*   Plastic water bottles [21] and [38] businesses signed up to the Refill St Albans scheme 
*   Balloons [14]

3. Plastic Free Allies – engage with schools, universities, colleges, community spaces and community organisations, including removal of the above three items
4. Plastic Free Rallies – hold at least two local community events in one calendar year e.g. litter picks.
5. Local Resistance Strategic Groups – form a steering group that meets annually to discuss strategy and stay on track with the objectives – that’s us.