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Brewers pitcher starts team campaign to end plastic water bottles

(WISN) — A Brewers pitcher is on a spring training mission to get rid of plastic water bottles in the team clubhouse and beyond.

Brent Suter has been passing out reusable water bottles to his teammates in favor of plastic bottles. His campaign on social media is called #Strikeoutwaste and is based on Suter’s Twitter page. Most of the team has bought in.

The campaign also caught the attention of the Milwaukee Riverkeepers, a local conservation group that advocates for a clean Milwaukee River.

“It’s huge when we have somebody like Brent Suter come out and use his voice and his platform to get the word out. We really appreciate it,” Cheryl Nenn, of the Milwaukee Riverkeepers, said.

The Milwaukee Riverkeepers are hoping Suter will join their annual Milwaukee River clean-up, scheduled for April 27. Each year, volunteers collect tons of garbage, much of it coming from plastic bottles.

“Plastic is a huge problem in the river. It’s probably the number one thing we find in our spring cleanups,” Nenn said.

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