MP backs campaign to reduce single-use plastics
MP James Heappey has signed a pledge to 'Pass On Plastic' with Sky
Ocean Rescue a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption.
Heappey will focus on reducing the amount of plastic bottles and
plastic straws he uses on a day-to-day basis.
taken part in recent beach cleans on Burnham-On-Seas beach,
Mr Heappey said he is "shocked" by the amount of plastic
which is entering our oceans, and is washed up on Somersets
in January 2017, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on the
issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire
people to make small changes.
#PassOnPlastic pledge was signed by 113 MPs, all making a public
commitment to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics. Sky
Ocean Rescues whale, Plasticus, which is made up of a quarter
of a ton of plastic the amount that enters our oceans every
second - arrived outside Parliament to bring to life the scale of
Heappey said: "Sky have been working hard to raise awareness
of ocean health and I am delighted to join their campaign and look
at ways to reduce my own plastic consumption."
is deeply worrying that there are five trillion pieces of plastic
in the worlds oceans, with eight million tonnes more ending
up there every year. The amount of plastic washed up on our beaches
is a scandal and we all have a role to play in protecting our oceans."
why I have signed my pledge to #PassOnPlastic and encourage others
to do the same."