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Join our movement against plastic waste and make a difference at your institution. We’re looking for champions and representatives at universities to raise awareness of the plastic problem. Whether you would like get involved as an individual or as an institution to fundraise, organise a campus led campaign or just make some noise about plastic pollution we are here to help you along the way. We can provide talks about plastic and the environment, advice for reducing your plastic footprint and work experience opportunities. Ready to bring #PlasticPatrol to your university and support our mission? Help the environment and get in touch for more information today.

Where It All Began

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.

How it works

We need your help to log plastic you find in your local area on our ‘plastic map’. With this data we can identify locations to take our clean up mission. We also use this to help understand the plastic problem and fuel research to make long term changes for our environment.

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