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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

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


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’.

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’.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.