Did you know that more than 18 billion pounds of plastics end up in the world’s oceans every year? About 5 months ago, 17 pounds of plastic waste killed a pilot whale in southern Thailand. The whale was found in southern Thailand struggling to swim; a necropsy found 80 plastic shopping bags and other debris had caused it to starve, in the video “17 Pounds of Plastic Waste Kills Pilot Whale” below:
Yesterday, a dead sperm whale was found washed ashore in eastern Indonesia with nearly 6kg (1000 pieces) of plastic waste (in forms of plastic bags, plastic cups, flip flops) in its stomach, according to park officials. Turtles, fish, and whales worldwide are dying from the ocean’s plastic pollution. We need some systematic changes: 1. Businesses need to be responsible for the entire life cycle of any product they produce. 2. Governments need to implement more strict policies to tackle this issue. This global ocean pollution may require international treaties to resolve such a global problem. The WWF Global Plastics Policy Manager, Erik Lindebjerg, talks about this issue with euronews, in the video, “115 plastic cups, 4 bottles, and 2 flip-flops found inside dead whale” below:
Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics, in the video “How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean” below:
Sir David Attenborough on the environment, the future and a life on television, in the video “David Attenborough on the future of the planet” below:
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