#ScrapPlastic

Join the plastic challenge to save our seas. Go 13 days plastic-free! Sign up now for your action pack and top tips!

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That's one day for every billion tonnes of plastic that flow into our oceans every year

Plastic bag

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Your action pack includes:

  • Awareness package
  • A guide to remove plastic from your life
  • Tips to raise money
  • A progress tracker
  • And much more!
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Why get involved

Plastic pollution is a major issue and is getting worse.

Our waters are changing, they are becoming inaccessible, unsustainable, and unsafe as we dump 13 billions tonnes of plastic into the ocean each year.

You can help us turn the tide on this by raising money and awareness of the issue.

40%
Sewage in water

40% of all rivers in England and Wales are polluted by sewage.*

5,000
Plastic in water

Approximately 5,000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK.

150
Plastic bottles littering beach

Over 150 plastic bottles litter each mile of UK beaches.

How you can make a difference

Sea Cadets are also teaming up with our friends at the Marine Conservation Society. Of every £1 raised by the Sea Cadets 10p will be raised for the Marine Conservation Society, the UK Charity for the protection of seas, shores, wildlife, and the charity that promotes a sustainable future for the UK’s waterways so that everyone – including Sea Cadets – can enjoy our beautiful planet for years to come.

Where your money goes: 90% will go towards disadvantaged young people, allowing them to enjoy transformational onshore courses through bursaries. 10% will go to the Marine Conservation Society, for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.

Join the plastic challenge to save our seas. Go 13 days plastic-free! Sign up now for your action pack and top tips!

Every week, more than 14,000 young people up and down the country have life transforming experiences on the water with Sea Cadets. Most weeks our youngsters use the channels, estuaries, seas and waterways around the United Kingdom to learn the skills they need to launch well in life.

- Sea Cadets,

is a charity that wants to get as many young people as possible out on the water to experience the life changing impact that can have. Our concern is that the waterways we use to do this are being lost to plastic pollution.

- Last year,

Sea Cadets delivered 446,629 boating hours and 18,667 boating qualifications to young people. Last year, Sea Cadets gave £249,000 in bursaries to ensure young people have the chance to experience the water, whatever their economic background.

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Claim your action pack today

Your action pack includes:

  • Awareness package
  • A guide to remove plastic from your life
  • Tips to raise money
  • A progress tracker
  • And much more!

Join all the people who have taken action so far - today!