Save our seas

Want to be part of the plastic pollution solution? Find out what it’s all about below, and join the team of students working to make a difference at City and in the local community!

What is it and why is it important?

Plastic is everywhere; it’s not just filling up our bins but it is polluting our oceans, harming wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into our food and water supply. Most plastic bags, straws, bottles, cups and packaging are only used once before they’re thrown away.

 

What could you do?

  • Set up an enterprise to promote and sell reusable cups
  • Work with City catering to reduce the amount of disposable plastic in cafés and outlets
  • Organise a canal side clean-up
  • Campaign for City to become single-use plastic free

 

What’s involved?

Regular team meetings at a time that suits you – we suggest an average of 1 hour per week – plus completing the plans that you put in place.

 

What will you get out of it?

  • Make a difference
  • Meet like-minded students
  • Gain skills in project management, creative communications, negotiation and persuasion, campaign planning, team work.

 

How do you get involved?

Simply send an email to sustainable_city@city.ac.uk to get involved.