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LOBBYIST: Hugo Tagholm outside the Houses of Parliament with a display made of plastic bottles and his trusty surfboard.
According to his Linkedin page Hugo is the Chief Executive and a Charity Co-Founder for Surfers Against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage evolved from a single-issue pressure group into one of the country's best loved marine conservation charities.
The charity is driven by people who actively use the our oceans and beaches, it represents over 350,000 regular supporters and now mobilises the biggest beach clean community in the UK, some 75,000 volunteers annually contributing over 250,000 hours of time to protecting beaches nationwide.
The priority issue today is plastic pollution, which is frequently top of the global environmental agenda, as the Blue Planet II BBC series recently documented with wonderful presentation by Sir David Attenborough.
The charity campaigned successfully for the 5p plastic bag charge which has already stopped 9 billion bags from entering the environment. It is now focused on calling for a deposit return scheme on drinks containers to protect
UK beaches, countryside and streets from plastic bottle pollution.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: For 3 years Hugo (May 2010 – April 2013) served as a Trustee and then Chairman of the national charity The Museum of British Surfing from 2012 - 2013.
The Museum of British Surfing is currently working towards opening a new exhibition and event venue in the centre of Braunton on the North Devon coast.
The goal of the Cleaner Ocean Foundation is to encourage men and women to dream more, care more and become more. Hugo Tagholm's work as the founder and chief executive of Surfers Against Sewage is highly commended. We consider that he represents the interests of marine life and in doing so is making a significant contribution to ocean awareness campaigns around the world. Such efforts spread the news about toxin build up in our food chain and the menace that is plastic waste.
You can nominate anyone for a Mister Ocean award who you think is working to protect the marine environment and who you think deserves special recognition for their efforts. Nominations should be for the current year, or a series of long service cumulating in a retirement or other event.
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