Local Member of Parliament for North Warwickshire and Bedworth Craig Tracey has signed a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption. Mr Tracey joined the Sky Ocean Rescue #PassOnPlastic campaign. This follows the MP’s recent letter to British supermarkets urging them to follow Iceland’s lead and remove unnecessary plastic waste.
Craig said: “I have been inspired to join Sky’s campaign to help raise awareness of ocean health and look at ways to reduce my own plastic consumption. It is almost beyond belief that there are 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, with 8 million tonnes more ending up there every year. I appreciate that our constituency is about as far away from the sea as you can get, but it is an issue that has resonated with a lot of local people. 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.”
Launched 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. The #PassOnPlastic pledge was also signed by 113 MPs, all making a public commitment to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics.
Sky Ocean Rescue’s 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 the problem.
Find out more about Sky Ocean Rescue on social media @SkyOceanRescue and on the Sky Ocean Rescue website: skyoceanrescue.com.