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SC Johnson

We’ve teamed up with SC Johnson to support over 300,000 people in the UK to learn more about the importance of addressing marine plastics.

Tackling marine plastic pollution

Today, 8 million metric tonnes of plastic pollution enter the sea every year. This pollution impacts the lives of over 100 million marine animals. Faced with this global problem the RSPB has partnered with SC Johnson to take action.

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Hermit crab in a plastic bottle top

What's happened so far?

Our partnership will stretch across the UK, with SC Johnson providing generous funding for the RSPB to:

  • Host 50 plastic clean-up events, planned across 12 reserves in 2019 and 2020.
  • Run a series of workshops to empower our youth members to address some of the environment’s greatest threats.
  • Roll out a national communications programme where we hope to show our members how they can help tackle the issue of plastics in our oceans.
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Impact

This partnership will see dozens of young people engage in workshops; thousands from communities close to our reserves take part in clean-ups; and hundreds of thousands of members learn more about how they can help tackle ocean plastics.

Litter found on beach