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In April 2015 I decided to set up City to Sea – a collaboration of practitioners, scientists, local organisations, marine biologists & campaigners working on Bristol’s response to plastic marine litter. Our objectives are to reduce the amount of plastic litter flowing from Bristol into the Severn Estuary, by phasing out single-use plastics and creating a replicable model that can be shared with other coastal and river based cities.

The project team identified the offending plastics that are escaping the city and winding up in the city’s three rivers and out into the Bristol Channel. Starting with Refill Bristol – a campaign to get free tap water and bottle refills available in shops, cafes and businesses in the City Centre, a campaign which has received huge publicity and a positive response from businesses and the public.

Even though 2015 is Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, there is still a whole lot of plastic travelling out into the ocean via the Avon. I captured this footage in Spring 2015 during the high tides, footage which would spur a movement to stem the tide of single-use plastics flowing from City, to Sea.



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