At Bad Hand, we're dedicated to protecting the earth's oceans and the creatures in it. It's one of the reasons why we've decided to focus on only supporting marine-based conservation charities, such as Shark Stuff, for our Planet-Saving Coffee initiative.
We're always looking for ways we can do more to help the planet. From free wooden bellyboard hire to beach cleans and the world's first plastic-free trainers, here are 5 ways you can reduce plastic this summer too.
1: Avoid the cheap plastic/polystyrene bodyboards
2: Take part in a beach clean
Local surf shop Sorted regularly organise local beach cleans and are constantly campaigning for cleaner seas. Give them a shout to get involved.
3: Report a ghost net
As anyone who has watched Seaspiracy will know, abandoned, lost or discarded fishing nets – also known as 'ghost nets' – are a massive cause of plastic pollution in the sea. They can be lethal to marine life and scuba divers.
4: Check these trainers out
5: Buy Bad Hand Coffee
Whether you're stocking up on our Planet-Saving Coffee (£2 from every bag goes to a marine conservation charity), picking up a fully compostable coffee bag at one of our awesome stockists or refilling your own containers (at shops like Almond & Co, East Street Deli, Gullivers Farm Shop or Ten Foot Naked), it all makes a massive difference.
Lead image: Dick Pearce & Friends