Paddle Against Plastic began with an expedition around the Cornish Coast – using adventure to capture people’s imaginations, and deliver a positive message.

Doom and gloom can be a real turn-off to action. So by using adventures to engage people helps to encourage positive action.

The more time we spend outdoors, the more likely we are to see the issues faced by our natural world, and the more likely we are to want to do something about it. Connecting to nature is the first step in driving positive change, and so adventure is the natural place to start this connection.

Please see the links below to Cal’s Paddle Against Plastic expeditions.

Cornwall 2016

300 miles around the Cornish coast, encouraging refilling of water bottles

Isle of Skye 2017

Solo circumnavigation of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, to demonstrate that even these remote, stunning places are no less vulnerable to plastic

Land’s End to John O’Groats 2018

World First, 1000 miles, the length of the UK. Highlighting positive actions to tackle plastic pollution. Linking in mental health awareness and the importance of connection to nature

Expedition Kit

Through years of trial and error, often getting it very wrong, I’ve come to appreciate how important the right kit is! Read on for my essential adventuring armoury.

With thanks to the following for supporting Paddle Against Plastic expeditions: