James Gray, Member of Parliament for North Wiltshire, today signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue – a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption.
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, such as reducing plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and bottles in their daily life. The #PassOnPlastic pledge was 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.
Commenting, James Gray MP said: “I am committed to looking at 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. Plastic pollution is even affecting remote parts of the Arctic and Antarctica. We all have a role to play in protecting our oceans – that’s why I have signed my pledge to #PassOnPlastics and encourage others to do the same.”