The motivation behind Message in a Bottle is a simple one. Love of the sea and all the good and wonderful nature stuff here on planet Earth. The wonderful nature stuff of course includes us humans too (though we may at times forget it!?)
Not only do we want to make it easier for you to ditch the plastic habit by providing a range of plastic-less and more sustainable products but we hope as we grow, to help spread the word regarding the problem of plastics in our environment particularly in our Oceans. In particular we want to encourage people to make their own changes. This could be in your own everyday life (using less plastic items), setting out to make changes in your community or even just writing a letter or signing a petition to try and add the power of your voice to the increasing number of people who want things to change globally for the sake of our oceans and planet.
At the moment we run a few stalls over the year promoting our product range but also providing information and opportunities to increase public awareness about Plastic pollution. These have so far been great opportunities to engage with people and share ideas.(Please contact us if you would like us to attend any events)
We also get involved in beach clean ups as Sarah is a member of both the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers against Sewerage.She has also helped locally in surveys, such as the one by FIDRA to count Nurdles (Great winter Nurdle hunt) and organise beach cleans. In fact Sarah will even clean a beach whilst on holiday!!!
We also support the Seahorse Trust and 10% of all products bought by it's members is donated to the Trust. You can join them at http://www.theseahorsetrust.org