Surfers Against Sewage (SAS)

Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.

One of their key projects is “Plastic Free Community”, similar to the Fairtrade movement, there are guidelines that each town will follow to be granted a Plastic Free Community status. The aim is to establishing 125 communities by 2020, with Tynemouth being the first in the northeast to receive the award.