Kate Moss, Harry Kane, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Rita Ora, HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Fearne Cotton, Ronnie Wood, Will Poulter and Bob Geldof have joined forces with Sky Ocean Rescue and ocean conservation movement Project 0 to launch a reusable limited-edition product range to inspire people to #PassOnPlastic.
All proceeds from the range will go to initiatives protecting ocean health, including Sky Ocean Rescue’s partnership with WWF-UK, which funds marine protection areas covering 400,000km2 of our oceans.
Each artwork was created with a bespoke ocean-related design for the new Pass On Plastic range, which includes a reusable water bottle, a coffee cup, a tote bag, an on-the-go cutlery set and a three-piece beeswax wrap set – an alternative to cling film.
The products offer reusable versions of the five most common single-use plastic items currently contributing to the quarter of a tonne of plastic entering our oceans every second. New research by Sky Ocean Rescue worryingly reveals the UK consumes 10.7bn single-use plastic bags, 14.1bn drinks bottles, more than 4bn hot drink cups, 1.5bn throwaway cutlery sets and 12.2bn single-use lunch packages in a single year. The Pass On Plastic range provides alternatives to these products, helping everyone make simple everyday changes to stop our oceans from drowning in plastic.
Entrepreneur and artist Fearne Cotton said: “I was so honoured to be asked to create a design for this exceptional range of reusable products that help people pass on plastic to protect the ocean from being the unhappy recipient of ridiculous amounts of this indestructible material. I was inspired to draw my squid by an image that exploded on the internet this year of a seahorse grasping an ear bud. How impactful could we be if we stopped to think about the unintended consequences of these simple everyday actions that have real long-term consequences – often with devastating effects? It’s my sincere hope that this range of products will inspire people to reduce their plastic footprint now. And, after all, it’s a lot more stylish to be single-use plastic free!”
All the products have been produced and packaged to minimise impact on the environment. Suppliers were carefully selected for their ethical and environmental standards and practices, sharing the values of the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.
The range will be available to purchase from Wednesday 7 November at Sky.com/POP and at the Pass On Plastic pop-up shop at 20 Beak Street, Soho, London from Thursday 8 November for two months, while stock lasts.