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
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'.

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