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Portishead Two Minute Beach Clean Boards

New Boards are COMING!! and Existing Boards will be out soon.. with new sanitisation stations. Keep checking this space.
The 1st Beach Clean Board was installed at the Lido Cafe in 2018. During 2022 further boards will be put in at the esplanade (toilet block), The Royal Inn, The Sailing Club, and West Hill Co-Op.
There is also one installed at St Peters Primary School, the first 2 minute beach clean board to be installed in a school in the UK.
The ‘2 minute beach clean’ movement began in 2014 to make it easier for everyone to do their bit. The ‘Beach Clean Board’ is A Frame with an outer holder for litter pickers and an integrated holder for bags. Anyone can take a litter picker and a bag, fill it up, for 2 minutes or more and dispose of the litter in a nearby bin or at a recycling centre. Bag and pickers are returned to the Board for the next person. Stations will also have hand sanitizers due to the Covid pandemic. Simple but so effective.

Portishead Recycling Map

Did you know there is so much more you can recycle in Portishead?
Use our interactive map of Portishead to see what you can recycle and where.

Or view the same information in table form by clicking here.

Refill Portishead

Refill is a free tap water scheme enabling people to fill up reusable bottles for free when they are out and about, there is a free Refill App available to download. Anyone can take a refillable bottle into any of the Businesses listed on the App or here – The Ship Inn, The Royal Inn, Heaven on the Hill, Playzone of Portishead, Cafe’ Cairns (The Academy of Gymnastics), The Posset Cup, Parish Wharf, Portishead Youth Centre, The Corner Cafe, Hall & Woodhouse, Impero Lounge, The Windmill Inn, The Poacher, The Plough Inn, The Old Mill, The Albion, The Royal Inn, Brewers Fayre, Venga, Windsor Castle, Costa Coffee, Premier Inn Hotel, Starbucks (Gordano Gate Services), Brewsters.

If you use the Refill App you can collect reward points which can be redeemed to get a free stainless steel water bottle. If you don’t want to drink tap water you can buy bottles that automatically filter before you drink.

Visit the Refill website for more details

Educational Projects

Members of the Turn The Tide Committee had a range of educational projects underway to highlight the effects of litter and single use plastics in the local area. We were out and about talking to local adult groups, cub and brownie packs. Currently these talks are on hold due to the Covid pandemic.

The last few years saw us delivering presentations to Portishead primary school children at St Peter’s, St Joseph’s and HighDown and Trinity School.. The children enjoy learning about beach cleans, single use plastic, easy swaps to environmentally friendly products and the importance of ‘refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle’. We also worked with year 2 pupils at Crockerne Churh of England Primary School. Who raised and donated money to Turn the Tide Portishead.
We have also met with students and teachers at Gordano School and are looking forward to delivering informative assemblies, providing our presentation for students to deliver the material themselves and working alongside ‘Green Gordano’ in their effort to reduce litter, plastic pollution and to implement innovative recycling schemes at the school.
Waitrose and Turn the Tide collaborated on an adult education presentation, which was the start of a strong alliance with Waitrose who now house bins for collecting crisp packets. (currently on hold due to the Covid pandemic)