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Pass on plastic says, Lewis Hamilton

ADVOCATE: Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS HAMILTON is the latest celebrity who is using their platform to call for an end to environmental damage.

The racing driver wrote on Twitter: “I’m in just one of so many beautiful parts of the world today when we stumbled across this mess.

We couldn’t standby, we had to do something. We all need to act, we must stop supporting companies that are blindly fixated on their profits at the expense of our beautiful planet!”

Driving home the message, Hamilton urged the public to stop and “think”. He said: “What you end up buying, ends up in the damn sea.”

On his Instagram page, he visualised the extent of the damage to the beach further by posting a sea of plastic litter.

In the caption of the post, the 33-year-old said: “My goal is to get F1 and Mercedes Benz who have thousands upon thousands of employees to no longer purchase plastics and make sure waste is going to the right place.”

According to Surfers Against Sewage, an environmental charity working to protect oceans and beaches, ‘every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution finds its way into our oceans.’

The stars advocacy has been praised on social media for heightening the profile of plastic waste and bringing it to the attention of the masses.

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