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East Dulwich Plastics Campaign 2019/20

Funded on Spacehive 3 February 2020

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

East Dulwich Plastics Campaign 2019/20

East Dulwich Plastics Campaign 2019/20

Ric Baldock By Ric Baldock

Raising awareness of the issues surrounding plastic pollution and promoting behaviour change to address the problem in local council, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals.

Southwark Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 03 Feb 2020!

Working within the community to promote the issue of plastic pollution and drive behaviour change. From straight-forward awareness driving - speaking at schools, talking to businesses about changing plastic use within their business and supply chains to organising events (eg. street cleans and films nights) where individuals can show support and take direct action and engaging councillors to drive change within local government.

What we'll deliver:

  • A reduction in plastic use by local businesses
  • Community events that inspire action on an individual level
  • An increased awareness in the local area of the problems and possible solutions

Why it's a great idea:

Plastic is good for some things for which you need a non-degradable material but this benefit is a huge negative when it comes to waste and the environment. All the plastic ever created in the world still exists today and we're making more than ever - there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish before 2050. The statistics are startling: 38 million plastic bottles a day used in the UK and only half recycled, 5 trillion plastic bags used a year globally. The issue is gaining more attention, but it needs more and faster action to affect the necessary change - from individual purchasing power right up to government legislation. It can be overwhelming which is why local level initiatives such as mine are so important - a call to arms to show people that their action can make a difference.

Steps to get it done:

  • October annual SAS beach clean up
  • Spring SAS beach clean up


Location Southwark

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £1,681

Printed bags - £400 (24%)
Venue hire - events - £300 (18%)
Banners, flyers & posters - £250 (15%)
Other printed materials (bibs, cups, bottles) - £200 (12%)
Clean up equipment - £150 (9%)
Advertising - events - £120 (7%)
Advertising - awareness - £120 (7%)
Other - £141 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Printed bags
Venue hire - events
Banners, flyers & posters
Other printed materials (bibs, cups, bottles)
Clean up equipment
Advertising - events
Advertising - awareness
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We'll use any extra funds to hold further events and support plastic free efforts by local schools and community groups.

Total £1,681

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