I have been lucky enough to travel and live in some amazing parts of the world but Northern Ireland definitely has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As a surfer it’s in my DNA to protect the environment around you especially the sea as its gives so much to my physical and mental wellbeing so we need to protect it.
I believe it’s not just the beaches and waterways we need to clean as most of the plastic waste on our streets and around our shared spaces ends up in the sea. As a Regional Rep for SAS I want to organise cleans in our local villages as well as our local beaches. Educating our kids and communities through the Plastic Free Communities and Plastic Free Schools programmes we can make a real difference in how to deal with single use plastics but also removing the need to buy them in the first place.