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Salcombe Distilling Co. supporting seagrass regeneration

UK gin maker Salcombe Distilling Co. has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to help protect and regenerate ocean forests.

From June until 31 December 2021, the Devon-based distillery will donate 1 per cent of profits from sales of its Start Point and Rosé Sainte Marie gins and its New London Light non-alcoholic spirit to the society's seagrass project.

This aquatic plant is responsbile for 10 per cent of the ocean's carbon sequestration and the Marine Conservation Society believes it will play a significant part in the world's climate change battle.

Simultaneously, Salcombe Distilling Co. says it will be working hard to reduce its own carbon footprint. This will include implementing carbon-neutral shipping, eradictating plastics from product packaging and dispatch, and using 100 per cent renewable energy across its sites.

Howard Davies, co-founder of Salcombe Distilling Co., said the brand's donation pledge would help to protect up to 2sqm of seagrass for each bottle sold, providing 'a real and tangible benefit'.

"Given the importance of seagrass we're thrilled to launch our new partnership with the Marine Conservation Society," he said. "We aim to make the most positive contribution possible to improve the health and wellbeing of the world's oceans alongside producing exceptional spirits and have created an ethos to support this through everything we do."

Katherine Sharp, corporate partnerships manager at the Marine Conservation Society, said: "We are thrilled to be working with Salcombe Distilling Co. again to help raise awareness of the issues facing our oceans.

"As passionate supporters of our work and a sustainable, environmentally focused company, we are pleased they have chosen to support our project on carbon capture and sequestration through seagrass protection and re-seeding."

29 June 2021 - Bethany Whymark