Surf champ Lucy Campbell says her sport must be greener

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A top UK surfer has slammed her sport for relying on boards and wetsuits mass-produced from petrochemicals that create tonnes of waste every year.

Seven times British women’s champion Lucy Campbell told the BBC the top brands “need to change”.

Despite surfing’s eco-friendly image, it uses plastic boards covered in toxic resins and non-biodegradable wetsuits.

The industry says it is developing new sustainable boards and the world’s first fully recycled wetsuit.


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