Sustainability Event in Bromley

Start Date: July 17, 2021

End Date: July 17, 2021

Sea Turtle Sculpture & children's workshops coming to Bromley on a mission to reduce plastic waste

Single use plastic accounts for 8 million tons of plastic dumped in our oceans every year* and in support of ‘Plastic Free July’, we will be taking to the High Street on July 17th to help raise awareness of the issue and encourage the reduction of the amount of plastic used in Bromley.

Research suggests that 52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic waste*: a floating plastic bag can look like a lot of jellyfish, algae, or other species that make up a large component of the sea turtles’ diet. As a result of this, sea turtles are under threat. To highlight the problem, a giant sea turtle made entirely of discarded plastic, created by renowned eco artist Sarah Turner, will be displayed outside H&M on Bromley High Street for the day. Free children’s workshops will run alongside the sculpture, with children able to sign up for a space to make their own mini sea turtle and learn how important it is to help protect the planet by avoiding single use plastic.

Children's Workshops

We have also teamed up with Refill London to encourage businesses to offer free water bottle refills to shoppers, Bromley workers and visitors to the town. The scheme aims to help cut down on single use plastic and participating businesses include:

  • The Richmal Crompton
  • Franco Manca
  • The Greyhound
  • Mixta
  • Unico Gelato
  • Nero (Bromley South)
  • Nero ( Glades)
  • Costa (Market Square)
  • The Partridge Pub
  • Bird & Bun
  • Nick's Cafe
  • Dinners Inn
  • Crêpeaffaire
  • Barrel & Horn
  • Bromley Fitness Center
  • Mission Cafe
  • Nando's (Widmore Rd)
  • Nando's (St Mark's Square)
  • Studio Gusto
  • Studio Gusto Deli
  • Kobe Jones
  • Grace 40
  • Havet
  • South Street Cafe (Community House)
  • AQUA
  • Auntie Anne's
  • Kekik
  • Swan & Mitre

All of these businesses are committed to offering free water refills to people who bring in their reusable water bottle.

The children’s workshops, run by the artist Sarah Turner, will take place next to the sculpture in groups of six running from 10am - 5pm. Please click here to sign up for the workshops.

*World Wildlife Fund