Much ado about something!

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is the latest location to become a beacon of hope for marine conservation.


GreenSeas Trust has placed the 17th BinForGreenSeas – its third in London – by the River Thames in Southwark. Plays performed at the Globe Theatre cultivate intellectual curiosity and excite learning. The graphics adorning of the BinForGreenSeas also serves an educational purpose, inspiring people to make the connection between litter in waterways and its harmful effects on aquatic environments and human health.

The BinForGreenSeas is funded with a grant from City Bridge Trust – the City of London Corporation’s charity funder –  and sited in partnership with Southwark Council.  GreenSeas Trust is confident that it will repeat the success of its Canary Wharf bin which was sited in 2021.  On average, this bin alone collects 57,600 to 60,000 PET bottles annually, ensuring they are recycled and does not end up as pollution.

Fazilette Khan, Founder and Trustee of GreenSeas Trust, said: “The River Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics of any river in the world. The unmissable design of the BinForGreenSeas effectively utilises the ‘nudge effect.’ A visual, friendly tap on the shoulder to pique curiosity and get people to stop and think. It is the most cost-effective way to reach a wide audience 24/7 and nudge them into ditching single-use plastics for more sustainable alternatives which are good for the  planet and our own health.”

Paul Martinelli, Deputy Chairman of the City Bridge Trust, said: “Plastic pollution in our waterways and oceans is an issue which affects the whole world, but one which all of us can take steps in our day-to-day life to tackle. The BinForGreenSeas is a really striking and innovative way of not only collecting plastic waste that might otherwise end up in the water, and also raising awareness of this issue.”

Councillor Rachel Bentley said, “We are delighted that Bankside will host London’s third BinForGreenSeas. This iconic location attracts millions of visitors from all over the world who will take home the message of stopping marine plastic pollution.  I’m so pleased to have been able to support the GreenSeas Trust in their vital environmental work in Southwark and beyond.”

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