Posts Tagged ‘Plastic waste

28
Mar
16

Plastic coated world

The autopsy results for some of the Sperm Whales that recently stranded on the German coastline have been published. Although not the cause of death they had all ingested a considerable amount of plastic. One of them had even swallowed a plastic car cover for God’s sake. The plastic would eventually have caused the whales problems and inevitable death.

This week the ‘Marine Conservation Society’ published the results of its 2015 beach clean survey. They found 99 plastic bottles on every kilometre of beach surveyed.

It’s time this stopped.

When I was a boy I used to collect up the glass bottles and take them back to the off-licence to reclaim a refund that supplemented my pocket money. Isn’t it about time we started something similar for plastic bottles? Surely it makes sense and would be a start to cleaning up our oceans.

The photo is one I took last year of a bull Sperm Whale – are they worth saving? You tell me.

Sperm Whale




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