In 2016 Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, launched #PlasticPatrol after seeing how flooded our waterways are with plastic pollution. She is a natural born adventurer and has dedicated herself to exploring the UK by paddle board, using her journey to highlight and educate on wider environmental issues affecting our land and waterways.
Lizzie has completed some amazing expeditions. In May 2016 she became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England’s waterways, solo and unsupported. She finished the 400-mile journey in 22 days, plotting over 2000 photos of plastic pollution she encountered and earning international recognition from both the media and general public for her efforts.
In April 2018 Lizzie paddled the length of the Hudson River in America to highlight the plastic pollution issue globally.
#PlasticPatrol began on a paddleboard but has grown to be a global movement of like-minded people working together on land and water to protect the environment we love.