With an increasing recognition of the environmental challenges that we are facing, we teamed up with The Pickwell Foundation in 2018 to encourage greater consideration for the environment as an event, and for the competitors taking part – including being awarded Plastic Free Business status by Surfers Against Sewage as part of their Plastic Free Communities campaign.
In 2019 we will continue to minimise our impact, with a focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the event itself and the participants taking part.
We can all do our part!
Our sponsor, Zoggs, has also developed a new range of swimwear this year, Ecolast™, which begins its life as plastic waste which would otherwise cause damage to our planet, oceans and marine life. They are also working to ensure 100% of their goggle packaging is sustainable by 2020.
Check out our sponsor partners 10:10 Climate Action and Plastic Free North Devon for great practical advice on how to reduce your footprint.