Churchill teams up with Surfers Against Sewage to fight plastic pollution

Churchill Group has committed to the fight against plastic waste by partnering with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), the UK-based marine charity that strives to keep oceans, beaches, riverways and coastal shorelines free from sewage and plastic pollution.

Churchill has become a ‘SAS 250 club member’, which gives the company access to a powerful group of like-minded business leaders looking to drive forward a movement for lasting change across the UK. The company has already begun working with SAS on the south coast, helping to clear plastic waste from local riverways and beaches. These efforts are intended to be expanded across the rest of Churchill’s regional locations.

Established in 1990, Surfers Against Sewage is a grassroots environmental movement committed to protecting the UK’s coastal environments and wildlife. With much of the UK’s waters now free from raw sewage, the charity has turned its attention towards stopping the 12 million tonnes of plastic which enters oceans each year. Its ‘beach clean’ volunteer community is the largest in the UK, with some 225,000 people now having taken part in SAS campaigns to clear waste from shorelines.

Antony Law, Managing Director of Churchill, commented: “Plastic pollution is an issue close to my heart. Having learned and seen first-hand the widespread damage plastic has on our marine environments and wildlife, I am now committed to taking a stand against it, both personally and commercially. Churchill’s SAS membership is the first step in many towards eliminating unnecessary debris from our ecosystems and building a better future for our oceans, riverways, and coastlines. Working together, we will turn the tide on the damage done.”