Plant-Based Athlete Lewis Hamilton Blasts Brands 'Fixated On Profit' After Beach Clean Up

The F1 racer also asked his followers to stop buying plastic
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Lewis Hamilton Beech Clean Up

Hamilton spent two hours cleaning up multiple bags worth of trash on a Mykonos beach (Photo: Instagram)

Vegan F1
racer Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram this week after a self-imposed beach
clean up, pleading with consumers not buy plastic and voicing his contempt for
profit-focused brands.

'Had to do
something'

A video shared
to Instagram
by the athlete showed a trash pile he'd happened upon in Mykonos,
and opted to clean up - noting on the screen that it was 'nothing' compared to
waste distributed globally.

In the caption
he wrote: "We couldn't stand by, we had to do something."

An Instagram
story showed the athlete surrounded by multiple bags of trash after the clean
up.

Hamilton and Plastic

The footage shared by Hamilton showed a number of single-use plastics (Image: Instagram)

'Profits'

Hamilton
pled with his followers not only to recycle, but to 'stop supporting companies
that are blindly fixated on their profits at the expense of our beautiful
planet and its environment'.

Not
exclusively focused on plastic, Hamilton has previously urged his followers to
stop supporting companies that exploit animals to turn a profit, sharing an
animal agriculture expose and asking that they too 'go plant-based'.