Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, signed a pledge to #PassOnPlastic with Sky Ocean Rescue.

Launched last month, 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.

Sir David said: “Sky have been working hard to raise awareness of ocean health and I am delighted to join their campaign and look at ways to reduce my own plastic consumption.

“It is deeply worrying that there are five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, with 8 million tonnes more ending up there every year.

“We all have a role to play in protecting our oceans – that’s why I have signed my pledge to #PassOnPlastic and encourage others to do the same.”