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Surfers Against Sewage inspire, unite and empower communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. The charity’s mission, shared by Newton, is to protect the world’s oceans by preventing their pollution from throwaway plastics and sewage.
We at Newton pride ourselves on leading the way for sustainability initiatives in the UK waterproofing industry, particularly with the launch of the Newton Membrane Recycling Service in 2017, the first and only closed-loop recycling service of its kind. Run in collaboration between Newton and our Specialist Contractors (NSBCs), the service collects and recycles off-cuts of HDPE waterproofing membrane from across the UK for reuse in the construction industry. Since the service launched, it has prevented over 8.53 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill.
|The Generation Sea: Plastic Protest – 5th September to 18th October|
|Since lockdown restricts eased earlier this year, there has been a significant increase in plastic pollution on our beaches and in our rivers. The streets are littered with PPE and Big Business has seen the pandemic as a chance to return to their old ways of single-use and unnecessary plastics.
Communities of ocean activists are mobilising with six grassroots actions that will challenge manufacturers of unnecessary, single-use plastics, demand stronger legislation from government and change public perception.
As a member of the marine conservation charities 250 Club, Newton donates all profits from the Membrane Recycling Service to Surfers Against Sewage and are in full support of the Plastic Protest. We encourage ocean activists everywhere to fight for a better world, free of avoidable, excessive and single-use plastic.
SAS 250 Club
As a member of the Surfers Against Sewage 250 Club, Newton is now part of a powerful network of like-minded companies who share a common interest in protecting and cleaning the world’s oceans. The profits made from the Newton Membrane Recycling Service will be donated to the charity in aid of protecting the UK’s unique and beautiful coastline from several environmental issues including marine plastic pollution, a new priority for SAS.
The statistics on marine plastic pollution make for harrowing reading:
With the money they receive, Surfers Against Sewage will promote beach cleans locally, regionally and nationally along with:
If you are interested in joining a community of people united in protecting our coastlines, please visit Surfers Against Sewage to get involved by volunteering for a beach clean, supporting a campaign or even hosting your own fundraising event.
Our staff are able to provide guidance for projects of all sizes, whether you require some general advice about damp or waterproofing, or support with technical drawings and specifications.