As i expect you have noticed from the website, emails and social media, there are changes afoot at Plastic Oceanic HQ!
We’ve recently welcomed Kirstie to our ranks and breathed a sigh of relief as she has organised us from the bottom up- production, paper work, time management- you name it, shes been in there, shaken it all up and got things working much better.
From this point forward we pledge to ensure all orders are completed within 7 days and we will communicate promptly with you, should we foresee any delay. It also means we will be overhauling what we make. Kirstie has had some great ideas to increase the range we can offer you and how we can utilise even more beach clean waste.
The lovely Sarah has stepped down to pursue her career as an electrician, but will undoubtedly be dragged into help when things get busy! Best of luck Sarah and thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us.
Ill let Kirstie tell you a little more about who she is and why she has got involved, welcome!
Hi there, its brilliant to be here and be able to help Plastic Oceanic fulfil its potential. Myself and Dan met at a beach clean i had organised around 3 years ago, when he turned up having been down to an inaccessible section to clean it up. He spoke about a crazy idea he had and asked if i could test the product and help him out with my environmental group and thus a wonderful friendship was born.
Since then i have been very busy running Plastic Free Falmouth, co leading Plastic Free Cornwall, as well as working as a Litter hero ambassador for keep Britain tidy and setting up a community interest company- Seas for the Future, to fund the projects i wanted to achieve locally. I have worked as a University Lecturer in Communication and Cultural theory for many years, leaving that due to chronic illness 7 years ago. Since then I’ve written many articles and am almost finished with a second book, as well as being a mum to 6 brilliant young people. Im a passionate woman, who cares deeply about social equality and the environment. I wild swim and am obsessed with Paddleboarding, completing my first endurance race earlier this year of 15km in 1 hour 41 minutes, whilst raising funds for The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, who care for me so well.
I became involved with Plastic Oceanic as it was clear they needed my help to drive the business forward and with all the voluntary work i do in the community with plastics, there was a real oppurtunity for us to achieve some great things together involving the circular economy in Cornwall. I already work lobbying for governmental and legislation change and with other local businesses to reduce the waste they create, as well as with the academic community, investigating solutions to the plastic crisis. I plan to push Plastic Oceanic to develop more products and explore collaborations that could provide the solutions we need to waste management in Cornwall. As you can tell Im pretty excited! So far I’ve learnt and been involved with every part of the process that i can physically manage, im invisible disabled, so can legitimately boss Dan around when needed haha!
Its all connected, everything i do- in fact we are all connected to this issue and we are all responsible for finding the solutions, so it made perfect sense for me to take this role and see if it can enable even more change!