Sea Cadets launch #ScrapPlastic challenge

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Sea Cadets round the UK are roping in plastic that is polluting our waters.

#ScrapPlastic is a 13-day challenge to cut down on plastic use, from cutting out plastic products to finding plastic alternatives and cadets are trying to show others how small changes can make a big impact.

A Sea Cadets spokesperson said: ‘Cadets spend at least 30 hours a year on the water and through this they see the damage being done from the plastic pollution.’

For every pound donated to the cause, 90 pence will go towards cadets onshore bursaries to allow more young people to get out on the water and experience it for themselves.

The remaining 10 pence will go to the Marine Conservation Society to contribute towards its work looking after the seas.

The Sea Cadets hope people will show support by promoting #ScrapPlastic on social media, getting involved with Sea Cadet units or taking on the challenge.

Visit to find out more and download a challenge pack.