See Bin Sea Change 3 – Portsmouth

See Bin Sea Change run free public events that raise awareness of plastic pollution and solutions to tackle the problem, organised by the University of Portsmouth.

On 1st December 2018, I had the pleasure of taking part in See Bin Sea Change 3 which took place at Portsmouth Guildhall Chambers.

As the name suggests this was the third event of this type the team have run in the city. During the day, primary school students from across the area were invited to explore plastic pollution and to come up with ideas on how they could reduce plastic waste in their school.  Solutions for the Planet were invited to run a workshop by See Bin Sea Change following their involvement on our Regional Final judging panel in May 2018.

I led the students to come up with Big Ideas to tackle the problems in their school. The ideas produced were impressive ranging from products to campaigns encouraging all students to redesign their packed lunches replacing plastic for beeswax wrap.

The students left as See Bin Sea Change Eco Ambassadors ready to spread the word in their schools.

The afternoon gave way to an evening of talks and a plastic free Christmas market with attendees asked to bring their own reusable cups! Being the change we want to see in the world!  Thanks to the See Bin Sea Change team for inviting us, it’s always affirming to see the difference one group of people can make and to have the opportunity to collaborate with likeminded organisations.

Written by Charlotte Hosier, South East Programme Coordinator