Indie Kitchen launch an App (and there’s a dog section)

Indie Kitchen has launched an app and it features a Dogs Against Dumping section!

The new App features all of the videos and recipes from the Indie Kitchen website, but will also feature exclusive sessions, live streaming from sessions, exclusive access to secret gigs across the UK and special offers.

Thanks to Second Screen for creating it with us.

Download it for free now for both IOS and Android:

 

Big Spring Beach Clean – Mermaids’ Tears

Whilst it is tempting to focus on the larger items of litter and waste on our beaches, if you look closely in the sand and seaweed, you will see lots of tiny pieces of plastic. Much of this is the residue of larger items; plastic bottles and packaging, etc, however you will notice there are also small plastic pellets. These are commonly known as Mermaids’ Tears.

As discussed by Surfers Against Sewage; “Mermaids’ tears, also known as resin pellets or nurdles, are used in the manufacturing of plastic products. We identified these plastic pellets as a major source of pollution on UK beaches, and our undercover work in plastic factories identified a route from plastic factories to the beach, via the storm drains.”

Unfortunately, when the tide comes in the Mermaids’ Tears float to the surface of the sea and are mistaken as food by marine life and birds. Obviously birds and marine animals cannot digest the plastic and they eventually starve from a belly full of plastic, with no room for food.

Find out more about nurdles at The Great Nurdle Hunt:

 

Big Spring Beach Clean 2017

This week, 3rd and 9th April sees the Big Spring Beach Cleans at a record number of beaches around the UK coast, organised by Surfers Against Sewage. Fergus and Bronte will be out and about this weekend, helping and hindering (and playing ball), at beach cleans on both Saturday and Sunday.

Join the Big Spring Beach Clean 2017! There are over 400 Big Spring Beach Cleans registered across the UK, so there’s sure to be one near you. Find your local event on the SAS Event Page here or get in touch with the SAS Beach Clean Team at beachcleans@sas.org.uk and 01872 553 001.

Get out and help to clear marine litter from your local beach and take your dogs!