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Plastic Clever Salcombe was set up in August 2017 as an offshoot of Kids Against Plastic by mother and daughter team Anna and Ella Turns who are on a mission to encourage the whole town to reduce the BIG 4 polluters.

So far, more than 40% of businesses in Salcombe have met the Plastic Clever criteria and awareness has grown enormously across town. In summer 2018, the duo paddleboarded 22 miles of Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary over two days – engaging hundreds of people through beach cleans along the way and collecting all the litter they found along the way – 1500 litres in total! Read more about their journey here:

Ella was excited to be chosen as one of’16 under 16’ environmentalists from across the country by the Eco Schools programme in association with David Luke Clothing. “The magic of Kids Against Plastic is that youth activism is all about empowering children to make positive changes in their community, and it’s about so much more than single-use plastic. It’s about connecting with our environment, choosing to make responsible choices and sharing that powerful message with others,” says Anna.

Ella and Anna work closely with Salcombe Primary School to encourage ocean literacy through Kids Against Plastic and with organisers of Salcombe Crab Fest and Salcombe Town Regatta to provide more environmental alternatives to throwaway items used during these busy events.

Look out for the ever-growing number of blue Plastic Clever window stickers across town and follow Ella’s progress on Facebook: and get in touch with Anna via email:

All of the Plastic Clever Salcombe businesses are featured on the UK ‘Map of Plastic Cleverness’.

Who’s Plastic Clever in Salcombe?

The Fortescue Inn, Salcombe

Salcombe Coffee Company, Salcombe

Salcombe Harbour Hotel, Salcombe

The Venus Company, East Portlemouth

The Venus Company, Bigbury-on-Sea

The Venus Company, Blackpool Sands

The Venus Company, Dartington

Pretty Local, Malborough

South Sands Hotel, Salcombe

The Cove, Hope Cove

Ocean Reach, Bolberry

The Sloop Inn, Bantham

The Bakehouse, Salcombe

The Bakehouse, Kingsbridge

Coast & Country Cottages, Salcombe

Salcombe Original Takeaway, Salcombe

Salcombe Trading Company, Salcombe

East Soar Outdoor Experience, near Malborough

Salcombe Gin, Salcombe

The Millbrook Inn, South Pool

The Bigbury Beach Shop, Bigbury-on-Sea

Salcombe Dairy, Salcombe

Salcombe Holiday Homes, Salcombe

Kidz & Co, Salcombe

Bearz Bar, Salcombe

BBH Architects, Salcombe

Jam Industries, Salcombe

Reddish Marine

Salcombe Embroiderers

AWA Fine Furniture

Lignum Surf

Luscombe Maye

Batson Creek Marine

Gallery 5

Yeoward Boatyard

Paperbird Island


Salcombe Eye Care

Drang Gallery

Tinc Stationery

Captain Flints

Roly’s Fudge

Bella Borsa

Salcombe Yawl

Casse Croute

Amelia’s Attic

Cater Cove Salcombe Hair Company

Love from Luella


Salcombe Deli

Sailor V Café

Cliff House

Salcombe Yacht Club (TQ8 8JQ)

Winking Prawn, North Sands (TQ8 8LD)

Bo’s Café, South Sands

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