English Man becomes first person to traverse the Channel by using plastic waste to simply walk across

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English Man becomes first person to traverse the Channel by using plastic waste to simply walk across

Earlier this week, French inventor Franky Zapata made the first-ever successful Channel crossing on a jet-powered flyboard.

Not to be outdone, Englishman Hugh Dash-Hyphen has one upped Zapata by using the abundance of plastic waste to simply walk across.

According to the UN, about 8m tonnes of plastic waste is dumped in the seas annually.

Hugh started at Dover at 10am after using a large pile of discarded bottles as his first stepping stone.
He then made the 22 mile Journey over the course of 3 hours, occasionally taking a break to eat any snacks he found along the way.
“It was a lot easier than I expected,” Hugh said afterwards.
“It was basically a nature trail, except with giant swathes of discarded crisp packets and styrofoam.”
Hugh got stuck at one point until, by happenstance, a passing ferry dumped 2 tonnes of plastic restaurant cutlery near him, allowing him to continue his journey.

Plastic pollution has got 10 times worse in the seas around Britain since 2000.

“I was worried about my weight not being supported, but a giant flotilla of Monster Munch and Lucozade is incredibly sturdy,” Hugh said to reporters in Calais.
After this discovery, Hugh now plans to drive across the channel, and is hoping to cut his previous time by about 2 and a half hours.

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