BBC: “Scientists have revealed a list of items found in a stomach of a sperm whale which died after stranding on the Isle of Harris. The list included stacks of cups, packing straps, squid beaks embedded in the ball of litter, three bundles of fishing rope, fragments of rubber gloves, and rubber tubing.” Learn more […]
The Guardian: “Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles, and seabirds around the globe. Whales, dolphins and turtles were especially at risk from eating plastic film, with seabird deaths linked more with ingestion of hard plastic pieces and balloons.” Learn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://www.theguardian.com/…/deadliest-plastics-bags… […]
The harm caused by plastic pollution is wide-ranging. It chokes wildlife above and below the waterline. An estimated one million sea birds and an unknown number of sea turtles die each year due to plastic debris clogging their digestive tracts, and marine animals of all sorts can become tangled and incapacitated by discarded fishing lines […]
“Ghost Gear,” fishing equipment lost in the sea, can continue killing marine life.
Marine litter is a vicious killer of marine mammals, seabirds, and many other life forms in the marine and coastal environment. It also entails substantial economic costs and losses to, e.g., fishermen, coastal communities, farmers, power stations, and individuals.
Read more about Marine Pollution in the report published by the United Nations Environment Programme