In recognition of sailors’ special interest in the environment, in particular the marine environment and in view of the increasing awareness of the damage to that environment by plastic pollution, The Manchester Cruising Association has adopted The Plastic Pledge, which means that The Manchester Cruising Association fully endorses
the principles of The Plastics Pledge which are:-

The Plastics Pledge

Where possible refuse to buy, sell or use plastic items(especially single use
disposable plastic items such as carrier bags, straws etc.).

Where it is not possible to avoid plastics, minimise their function
and seek alternatives.

When the use of such plastics is unavoidable, to re-use the plastic item as many times as possible to avoid a repeat purchase.

When the plastic item has to be disposed of, every effort should be made
to recycle the item wherever possible.