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.
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 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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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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