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About Us

Plastic Oceans UK have been experts on plastic pollution for nearly a decade. This began with our award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean, now available for streaming on Netflix. Now, we’re solving the plastic crisis through our science, sustainability and education programmes.

Through changing attitudes, behaviours and practices on the use and value of plastics, we can stop plastic pollution reaching the ocean within a generation.

Our Education Problem

Plastic Oceans UK have a global view of the issue and have worked with scientists for 10 years, out on the ocean and in the laboratories. We have witnessed and documented the disturbing consequences of ingested plastic in seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and fish. And we want to pass that knowledge on to as many as we can.

The Importance of Science

Our team in the UK has always believed it is essential that any information released by our Foundation is backed by peer-reviewed science. Through our relationships with the world’s leading scientists we can fund reports into emerging solutions, translate that new knowledge into our education platform, and influence Government policy to take action.

Sustainability- Working with Business

Whether in products or packaging, plastic is used by a broad range of commercial organisations, producing products for consumers and business. We help businesses adapt to their customer’s demands to have less plastic, in turn reducing individuals’ plastic footprints.

The Future

Each year an extra eight million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean. We need to act now. But, to achieve our aims, we need your support. Please consider making a donation.

Meet the Team

JO RUXTON

CEO and PRODUCER OF ‘A PLASTIC OCEAN’

GEOFF BRIGHTY

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

SYLVIE VERINDER

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

NATASHA RUTHERFORD

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

SACHA LAWS

BUSINESS MANAGER

Patrons

JULIAN LENNON

DR SYLVIA EARLE

TANYA STREETER

BEN FOGLE

PAUL ROSE

Board of Trustees and Advisers

PHILIP SCALES

KIRRIE JENKINS

PHILIP JENKINS

PROFESSOR SUSAN JOBLING

DR LESLEY HENDERSON