Taking another step in its war on plastic, the British Sub-Aqua Club has announced that it will be eliminating all non-refillable cups and bottles of water from its regional and national training events.

The move is another step towards hitting BSAC’s goal of eliminating all plastics from its products by World Oceans Day on June 8, 2010.

Commenting on the move, BSAC’s Chief Executive Mary Tetley said:

“With less than 23 percent of single-use plastic water bottles ever making it to recycling globally, BSAC is looking to significantly reduce unnecessary plastic usage across the whole organization.”

Acknowledging the importance of staying properly hydrated, BSAC is encouraging all participants to bring their own refillable water bottles. Commenting on the organization’s drive to eliminate single-use plastic, Tetley added:

 “Single-use plastic is the biggest marine pollution issue our oceans and marine life are facing and as divers and sea-users, we should be working together to reduce our plastic usage.”

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Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!

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