We were excited to meet Matt, owner of new Cornish sustainability company One Blue Eye recently and have been talking all things recycling. We’re hoping to form a long term partnership to ensure any plastic waste at our HQ Trevassack Lake site (from guests or the cafe) goes his way to be recycled into useful reusable items.
Matt also makes artwork from plastic waste finds. He’s planning on donating a bespoke piece to our fundraising auction and it will be made almost entirely from #TrevassackPlastic – i.e. plastic waste sourced by members of our CST team. As part of Matt’s vision, we have been borrowing one of his prototype recycling collection points to test how the scheme could work going forward but thankfully we couldn’t quite fill it in the time frame.
So, one slightly-too-windy evening, a little team went to our local beach to do a beach clean in the name of Children’s Sailing Trust. This was to supplement the small amount of plastic waste we produce here at the lake and of course, clean up the shoreline nearby. In and around Gunwalloe Church Cove, two local school children who have been sailing with us this summer scoured the sands and grassland for anything that shouldn’t be there.
We then presented Matt with our spoils – including a perfectly good welly and a label that was hopefully dropped rather than floated over from France – and await what he creates with great interest! Watch this space for more collaborations, beach cleans and information about #TrevassackPlastic and #OneBlueEye…