Grundig Supporting the Marine Conservation Society

Grundig are thrilled to have partnered with the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society, to join forces in the fight for the future of our ocean.

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The Marine Conservation Society strive for a cleaner, better protected ocean and are working with communities, businesses and governments to stop microplastic ocean pollution.

Having launched the world’s 1st integrated microfibre filter with our Grundig FiberCatcher® washing machine we too want to raise awareness of the impact of microfibre plastic pollution and to encourage people to take action.

Research reveals Brits lack knowledge about environmental issues

Under the ocean

Grundig commissioned a
survey of 2,000 UK participants to understand the everyday activities consumers partake in that are harmful to the planet.

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8 in 10 adults

8 in 10 adults confess to actively doing things that they know are bad for the planet

43%

claim a lack of a better alternative gives them no choice

46%

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are taking part in daily activities that are harmful to the planet

29%

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are in denial when it comes to environmental issues and hope the problem will go away on its own

Top 10 things Brits think are most harmful to the planet:

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    Not recycling properly

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    Leaving the tap running

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    Using plastic bags

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    Wasting paper

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    Using plastic straws

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    Leaving the TV on standby

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    Not disposing of batteries properly

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    Leaving appliances plugged in

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    Driving instead of walking

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    Using certain household products

Picking up plastic bottle

49%

are unaware that the leading source of microfibre plastic pollution in oceans comes from synthetic microfibres shed from clothing and their wash

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65%

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were unaware humans can even go on to consume microplastics through their food and drink

66%

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admit they would stop eating certain items if they could see the number of microfibres they were consuming

81%

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admit they would wash their clothes less often if they knew how much it was contributing to ocean plastic pollution

75%

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agree that more awareness is needed of the hidden dangers of microfibres in our waterways

33%

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Synthetic microfibres shed from clothing contribute to around 33% of microplastics in the ocean*

250g

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The average
person could consume
about 250 grams of
plastic every year**

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  • Grundig’s brand purpose is to lead by example and inspire people to take small steps towards a better future. We believe that each individual can positively impact the planet by making small changes in their daily activities and we are proud to empower them to achieve more sustainable living.

    Teresa Arbuckle, Managing Director of Beko plc

  • With research suggesting that it can take up to 1,000 years for microplastics to break down, stopping microfibres from going down the drain in the first place makes all the difference in slowing the flow of plastic into our ocean. New technologies that capture microfibres before they reach the marine environment can contribute greatly to reducing the amount of marine pollution by stopping it at source.

    Laura Foster, Head of Clean Seas at the Marine Conservation Society

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Grundig team members

Team Beach Clean

On the 17 March 2022 Grundig and retail partner Currys, took part in a Marine Conservation Society beach clean at Southend on Sea City Beach. Our Grundig and Currys volunteers collected 7kg of litter and 1,352 items – 60% of which were made of plastic and polystyrene.