Spring client, Hydro Flask, has been working with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) for less than a year, yet has already donated tens of thousands of pounds to the charity through its Parks for All initiative.
British charitable organisation, SAS, was established in 1990 by a group of surfers looking to protect our oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. Hydro Flask’s donation has been put directly towards training regional SAS rep volunteers.
One of those volunteers is Lizzi Larbalestier. Lizzi lives in Perranporth in Cornwall and, alongside daily beach cleans, is a professional coach and Founder of Going Coastal Blue which specialises in ‘Blue Health’ – advocating the benefits of being in, near, on or under the water.
This month was a big one for Lizzi and the SAS team as their annual Spring Beach Clean took place. The ‘Big Spring Beach Clean: Summit to Sea’ saw over 40,000 volunteers turn up to 615 locations across the UK to pick up as much litter as they could find. Volunteers were then asked to record their findings to get a bigger picture of the type and brand of litter they’re finding.
The SAS Plastic Pollution Audit was launched in 2006 and highlighted the top 12 companies whose plastic was most commonly found on UK beaches – naming Nestle, Coca Cola, Walkers, Kraft, Tesco, Mars and Unilever among its ‘Dirty Dozen’.
We caught up with Lizzi to find out what gets her to the beach every day.