Marine Discovery

About the Business

Name: Hannah & Duncan Jones, owners

Actions To Date:

• Refill water bottles only for staff
• Refill coffee cups only for staff
• Plastic Free lunches for staff
• Refill water facilities on the boat
• Recycle office stationery
• Reuse any plastic packaging that comes into the business

Community Ally Actions:

• Share Plastic Free PZ info on booking forms so people don’t turn up with single use items
• Raise awareness of plastic pollution and individual actions on trips

“All of our education is linked to sustainability. We’re at the forefront of it and we see a lot from the boats. A lot of our customers are UK based and the UK has this enormous coastline, so it’s getting them to connect their habits and what they’re consuming. To realise it can end up blowing into waterways and in the sea, no matter where they are.

“You can see some pretty distressing sights. Recently we were followed for miles & miles by a Kittywake mewing sadly, and when we looked it had fishing line attached to its foot which was dragging behind it. We couldn’t do anything obviously. The other week there was a Cormorant in the bay and it had fishing line wrapped round its neck and down into its throat. So it’s an important message to get out to visitors. Especially around cheap, single-use crab lines.”