5 speakers 15 minutes each

Hugo Tagholm

On Education & Community Action

Hugo Tagholm has led Surfers Against Sewage since 2008, overseeing a sustained period of development and impact, which has galvanised SAS’s position as one of the UK’s most effective marine conservation and campaigning charities. Surfers Against Sewage’s priority issue is marine plastic pollution and it has been at the forefront of calls for a deposit return system to stop plastic bottle pollution in our oceans. Surfers Against Sewage founded the Plastic Free Coastlines & Plastic Free Communities campaigns to spearhead community action to reduce use of throwaway plastics. The charity today represents the over 350,000 supporters nationwide and mobilises over 35,000 volunteers annually to take direct action on plastic pollution. www.sas.org.uk