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Feb 21

Let’s love our seas, once again

Plasticus 1I have signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic, a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption.

That means a Valentine’s Day promise to reduce the use of plastic straws and plastic cutlery and starting to love our rivers, seas and environment again.

Launched in January 2017, Sky Ocean Rescue aims to shine a spotlight on ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes that can add up to so much more.

The #PassOnPlastic pledge has been signed by 113 MPs, all making a public commitment to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics.

Plasticus, a whale 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 the problem.

The campaign to reduce all of our plastic use is very important and I am looking at more ways to reduce my own plastic consumption.

It is deeply worrying that there are 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, with 8 million tonnes more ending up there every year.

We all have a role to play in protecting our oceans – that’s why I have signed my pledge to #PassOnPlastic and encourage others to do the same.