Professor Gatrad OBE DL is a consultant paediatrician in the West Midlands. He founded WASUP – World Against Single Use Plastic over 3 years ago and now it is global with WASUP Ambassadors in 9 countries. The 4 main tenets of WASUP are:
- Raise awareness in all sectors of the community (schools, businesses, places of worship etc) thorough talks events, leaflets and the social media
- Educate the children in schools about the dangers of plastic and teach them about recycling
- Litter picking both in streets and the waterways by all sectors of the community.
- Putting pressure on manufacturers to use less plastic in their packaging and decrease plastic in their supply chain. or in some cases none.