Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador Alex Scott has outlined ways sport can help, and in which she has shifted her use of plastic within the year.
“I think the two main things I have shifted that are notable in my daily life is carrying my water jar , everywhere I go. It is so straightforward, but it enhances my lifestyle as I wish to fill my water bottle up.
“Second, having a tote bag. I am not using plastic bags. Supermarkets, making that change that is small, getting people to think about the’why’ as well. It is the habitual change also.”
“It’s important for adults, also. I think since it’s something they’re learning, that it can be much less painful to alter mindsets that are younger and it’s exciting. You set in your own ways when you’re older. People must understand the importance.
“For instance, going to have a coffee every day, how about I’ve my own coffee mug? That may be yours, it can be personalised. Small changes like that could have huge consequences.
“The youngsters’ energy to assist on this is so infectious. They wanted to go home and educate their parents about what it signifies.”
“I believe sport and football in particular can play a big role in helping lower plastic usage. I remember viewing all gamers have their own water bottle and being at the Arsenal training ground. It may be personalised, also becomes a part of your kit, like a pair of boots.
“Players can buy into it more, use their platforms in the right way, and impact so many men and women. They are so impressionable.”
More than eight million tonnes of vinyl is thrown away annually and washed to sea.
It takes centuries to break down. It is consumed by marine creatures. And it’s in our food chain. Your seafood supper may have a garnish that is faux. Scientists just don’t understand what effects it has on our health.
Sky Ocean Rescue is currently doing something about that. To get involved, check out the campaign website here. You may even see A Plastic Tide, our documentary.
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