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Pass On Plastic

The Premier League and Sky are working together to raise awareness of Sky Ocean Rescue's battle to reduce single-use plastics.

Sky Ocean Rescue

The Premier League is partnering with the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign to raise awareness of the environmental issues caused by plastic.

The partnership aims to inspire Premier League clubs and fans across the world to take positive action to reduce their single-use plastic intake, making small changes that will have a big impact.

The Premier League's support for Sky Ocean Rescue will see pupils involved in the Premier League Primary Stars programme educated on what it means to be single-use plastic free.

They will learn how they can make a difference and educate their parents in the process.

One club leading the way is Tottenham Hotspur, whose state-of-the-art new stadium will be free from plastic straws, stirrers and cutlery, while its retail outlets will phase out standard 5p carrier bags. 

Club Ambassador Gary Mabbutt says: "The Sky Ocean Rescue programme is absolutely fantastic, the main reason being that there are so many sea creatures being killed every year through plastic in the ocean.

"We all have to look at what we can do to try and stop that and the more we can do to get rid of single-use plastics, the better."

To find out more about the Premier League's partnership with Sky and how clubs and fans are being encouraged to #PassOnPlastic, visit skyoceanrescue.com.

Sky Ocean Rescue Ninja Isaac Nartey forms part of a specialist team of experts who will help the Premier League provide support and guidance to clubs on how they can phase out single-use plastic from their stadiums and operations.

He believes that having access to 15,000 primary schools in England and Wales via the Premier League Primary Stars initiative, will be a major step in getting the message out.

"It's all about inspiring people to make small everyday changes that can really stop our oceans from drowning in plastic," he said.

"When you make people aware of what they do at a young age - not to use single-use plastics and just throw them away - they will take that through into their adult lives."

Did you know?

8m tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year

2050 At current rates, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean

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