Richard Harrington MP encourages Watford businesses to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue

Richard Harrington, Member of Parliament for Watford, is encouraging local businesses to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue – a commitment to reduce single-use plastic consumption. Mr Harrington welcomes that local businesses like The Grove Hotel have already committed to only serving drinks with paper straws on request- and hopes that other businesses will follow suit.

The Watford MP will be contacting businesses in Watford and asking them to commit to pass on plastic. Mr Harrington has himself pledged to reduce his use of disposable cups, plastic straws and plastic cutlery in his daily life.

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.

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, Mr Harrington said: “In recent months, Sky have been working hard to raise awareness of ocean health. I’m delighted to join their campaign by looking at ways to reduce my own plastic consumption, and encourage others to do the same. We all have a role to play in protecting our oceans and making small changes can make a huge difference. That’s why I’m encouraging local businesses to do their bit. I want to lead from the front here and so I will making an effort to reduce my single-use plastic consumption. ”

Find out more about Sky Ocean Rescue on social media @SkyOceanRescue and on the Sky Ocean Rescue website: skyoceanrescue.com.