Pablo the Eco Bear

Pablo the Eco-Bear

Meet Pablo, Pirate FM's 'Eco Bear'!

He has made the long trip from the Arctic with a vital message - we can ALL play a part in helping protect Cornwall and its amazing environment for future generations.

Since his arrival at Pirate FM we have seen our recycling rate soar to more than 75%, our energy use has dropped and we have made sustainability a top priority in everything we do.

Now, armed with nothing more than a cape, a cheeky smile and great hugs, Pablo is spreading the word. 

This is where you can keep up to date with our latest tips and advice on being 'green' at home and at work as well as find out more about our community and business partnerships.

We think we live in a wonderful place ... and we all have a part to play in protecting it.



Tips & Advice


The latest from the #EcoBear Blog


Since we have adopted our recycling regime at Pirate FM there has been a massive change in our attitude. Suddenly we are noticing packaging and we wanted smarter ways of shopping. So, Pablo has put together some of his ideas on how we can all reduce waste from packaging. Read them here



Do you remember taking pop bottles back to the shop for 10p? Find out how Cornwall is leading a new campaign to bring back bottle deposit schemes to cut litter and pollution



Cornwall's Wet Wipe Woe. A plea goes out for us to stop flushing wet wipes, even if they say 'flushable', as the number being found on beaches and clogging up waste pipes soars. Find out what happened when we checked out our local beach here



Winning ways. Have you thought about raising awareness and celebrating your green successes with an award? Found out how and why we think it is a good move here.



Can beach cleans do more than clear up litter? Researchers have been looking at the benefits of getting involved in local activities, and reckon they add more to life than we realised. Read more ...



We are currently undertaking an energy review at Pirate FM to see how much we are using ... and how much we could save. Take a look at the individual actions staff are taking to help here



Action Packed April! It has been a busy month for Pablo and Cornwall's other 'eco-warriors'. From winning awards to Big Spring Beach Cleans, getting Cornish sustainable fish on supermarket shelves and making moves to protect our night sky ... you can get the full round up here



Pablo gets a thank you card after being nominated for Clean Cornwall's "For The Good Of Cornwall" award. But who won? Find out here



We are celebrating Earth Day 2016! Cornwall is such a beautiful corner of the world and we can all help protect it. Find out five things you can do, starting today here



Two thousand volunteers have hit Cornwall's beaches for a massive Big Spring Beach Clean. Eight tonnes of marine litter has been removed. You can find out what is going to happen to it all here


be the change

Pablo joins Cornish schools to have a truly 'Rubbish Day Out' at Eden with Clean Cornwall and Surfers Against Sewage, as pupils pitch their ideas to tackle litter in Cornwall. Their anti-litter plans were developed after taking part in the new  'Be the Change' workshop. Find out which two school won £500 each to implement their ideas



This week it is Water Saving Week so we have been having a look at what we can do at Pirate FM to save one of our most precious resources. In true Pablo style, he is keen that staff take some ideas home with them. So, here are Pablo's top tips for saving water in the home. Read more



Pablo checks out rubbish collected on a walk after encouraging staff to get involved in Clean Cornwall Week. Find out what else the week has held including an award nomination, storms and a dolphin feeding frenzy off Falmouth! Get the March round up here



Cornwall is being asked to 'Turn On The Tap' to tackle litter. A new scheme has started giving away re-usable water flasks so we do not have to buy water in plastic bottles. There are refill points in shops, cafes and bars across the Duchy for us to top up during the day. Read more 












Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the country ... but litter blights almost every corner. So much so, 94% of us think it is a problem. Find out how you can do your bit to help.
















This week sees the launch of Clean Cornwall week and to mark it a new community award has been created, celebrating those people across Cornwall who help keep the Duchy clean and beautiful. Read more here


How much do you recycle? Be honest. Are you a sorting wizard at home, separating out plastics, tins, glass and cardboard?  Or, is it sometimes easier to just shove it all in the black bin liner and out the door? Check out Pablo's top tips here