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Non Plastic Beach is an online retail and wholesale supplier of alternatives to single-use plastic from its base in South Oxfordshire, UK. Founded by husband and wife team Gareth and Nicola, the business has grown from humble origins to working with some of the world’s biggest brands, from Salomon Sports, to Etihad Airways and Nissan GB to Urban Outfitters.

Non Plastic Beach offers products under its own brand which replace disposable plastic items with longer lasting and or more sustainable alternatives. All of its products must meet its three point “Effective, Affordable and Sustainable” mantra to make sure that the products works as well or better than the plastic alternative, is affordable to buy and is genuinely better for the environment.

Non Plastic Beach sells everything from bamboo toothbrushes, to shampoo and conditioner bars, washing up soap to toothpaste tablets and a whole host in between. The online brand sells via and through a range of independent and larger retailers, as well as tourist attractions and online retailers.

“For some time now, I’ve been trying to make everyday choices and incorporate habits that make my lifestyle more sustainable, including paying close attention to what I use when I’m away racing.

“It’s fantastic to be able to partner with Non Plastic Beach and to experience its range of plastic-free products. Hopefully together we can highlight how they can be equally effective and affordable as conventional items, but crucially more sustainable.”

Alexander Sims

“To work with someone who really believes in reducing their impact and in an arena where it hasn’t been the easy choice is really exciting for us, and we are looking forward to supplying our plastic reducing products to Alexander and his family.

Gareth Dean

About Alexander Sims

The 34-year-old Londoner has been involved in Formula E since the series’ inception in 2014, initially testing cars before securing a race seat in Season 5 with BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Highlights in his first season included a pole position and second place finish in New York. Alexander had an impressive start to his second season, taking pole positions for both races of the opening round in Saudi Arabia and taking his maiden win in race two. It also made him the first driver to take three consecutive pole positions in Formula E.

Alexander currently races for Mahindra Racing.

Alongside his Formula E racing activities, Sims is a passionate advocate for sustainability and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012 and aims to incorporate sustainable choices into his daily lifestyle.

|Driver: Alexander Sims|Team: Mahindra Racing|Number: 29|Car: Mahindra M7Electro|Car: Spark SRT05e|
|Photographer: Lou Johnson|Event: Preseason Testing|Circuit: Circuit Ricardo Tormo|Location: Valencia|Series: FIA Formula E|Season: 2021-2022|Country: Spain|Keyword: season 8|Keyword: season eight|Keyword: S8|Keyword: motorsport|Keyword: electric racing|Keyword: single seater|Keyword: open wheel|Keyword: 2021|