Here we have the undeniably beautiful faces of CraftStick! 😉

Armed with gloves, torches and litter pickers (and glamorously rocking hi vis vests), we carried out an Urban Beach Clean in our local area as part of our mission to help protect our planet!

Did you know over 95% of plastic pollution in our oceans starts of as litter in our towns and cities? Most of this consists of packaging, and it has been reported that 56% of all whale and dolphin species have eaten marine plastics they have mistaken for food.

Why save whales?

Whales may be more special, and more like us, than you think! Their intelligence is often compared to humans and other animals, and the most important thing in a whale or dolphin’s life is their relationships with others. They nurture, show compassion, play, express joy, grieve and look after one another.

Whales are good for the environment too. They help offset carbon in the atmosphere, helping to provide a cleaner and healthier environment for all animals. When whales die, their carcasses are studied as ecosystems that provide sustenance to deep-sea organisms.

We think that’s worth taking care of.

So, we went litter picking!

It’s amazing what you can do in as little as an hour, and it’s also pretty unbelievable how much fun you can have with a litter picker! Between us we managed 10 bin bags of waste, and the award for the weirdest find definitely goes to Emma and Hazel for finding a pair of trousers! (Hopefully we won’t be coming across the trouserless man any time soon.)

After such a successful evening, it’s safe to say there will be many more litter picking events to come, and we highly recommend organising or finding one in your local area to take part in! The difference we can make really is incredible.

As you may already know, we send all of your orders in plastic free, fully recyclable packaging. We’ve also adopted a humpback whale in support of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the leading global charity in protecting whales and dolphins.

For some great tips on making the most of your vinyl and keeping wasted material to a minimum, check out our Five Steps For Avoiding Waste!

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