East Renfrewshire’s MP has signed a pledge to help reduce single-use plastic consumption.

Paul Masterton gave his support to the #PassOnPlastic initiative launched by Sky Ocean Rescue.

The campaign aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes.

The #PassOnPlastic pledge has been signed by more than 100 MPs, all making a public commitment to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics.

Mr Masterton told the Barrhead News: “Sky have been working hard to raise awareness of ocean health and I have been inspired to join their campaign and look at ways to reduce my own plastic consumption.

“It is deeply worrying that there are five trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans, with eight million tonnes more ending up there every year.

“We all have a role to play in protecting our oceans – that’s why I have signed my pledge to #PassOnPlastic and encourage others to do the same.”

For more details, visit https://news.sky.com/feature/sky-ocean-rescue-10734494