May 3, 2023

A Brand New Solution to Plastic Pollution A Bin That’s Fit for a King!

03 May 23

The thirteenth BinForGreenSeas is coming to a promenade near you, celebrating the King’s coronation by protecting the seas from plastic pollution.

A plastic pollution solution is coming to Tyneside in the form of a brand new BinForGreenSeas. The bin will be placed outside Spanish City in North Tyneside – particularly fitting amidst ongoing celebrations for the coronation of King Charles who is a passionate environmental advocate.

The bin will be unveiled by Cameron Quinn, North Tyneside’s Young Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament. The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 10am on Wednesday May 10th at Spanish City and is open to everyone.

With an estimated six million visitors heading to North Tyneside every year, it’s essential to protect the area’s coastlines and natural beauty. In the UK alone, 700,000 plastic water bottles are littered every single day. The BinForGreenSeas features a striking design and at 1.5 metres tall, it can’t be missed, calling on coastal visitors to dispose of waste responsibly. The bin is both practical and symbolic, helping people to form the connection between littering and marine pollution while actively reducing waste – all plastic disposed of in the bin will be recycled responsibly.

“The BinForGreenSeas in North Tyneside will actively reduce pollution in the area, which is so important,” said Fazilette Khan, GreenSeas Trust’s Founder. “51 trillion microplastics are already in the sea and we need to take action. Our bin is a solutions-based approach that deals with the problem directly while raising awareness about plastic pollution, greenhouse gasses and marine conservation. We’re excited to be working with the North Tyneside Council on this endeavour and thank them for their partnership. It’s a particularly special occasion as the UK celebrates the coronation of King Charles, who is well-known for his environmental advocacy and work.”

GreenSeas Trust is thankful to the Garfield Weston Foundation who provided the grant to fund this new bin, and to North Tyneside Council for working with us to combat plastic pollution in the area.

Notes to editors

GreenSeas Trust is a marine conservation charity led entirely by dedicated volunteers. The charity works to eliminate plastic from our oceans and has placed 11 eye-catching bins around the UK, helping to provide education as well as a practical solution to waste.

GreenSeas Trust was established by Fazilette Khan in memory of her mother Haida, who loved the sea with a passion. Fazilette has spent her career in the Merchant Navy as a sea-going officer, giving her first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing marine life and reinforcing her commitment to protecting it. She has been awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for her work.

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