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Dead whale found in Indonesia had ingested ‘6kg of plastic’

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    Dead whale found in Indonesia had ingested ‘6kg of plastic’

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46275742
    Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.
    Five Asian nations - China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand - account for up to 60% of the plastic waste that ends up in oceans, according to a 2015 report by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment.
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    its not very hard for that much plastic to get into the whale when there is so much plastic crap in the sea, Look at this video of the coast of Bali WTF

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    Just casually looking around the beaches in Hong Kong you'll see plenty of plastic bags and little plastic cups. Why all the people going to the beach don't make that connection between their waste and the waste in the sea is beyond me...

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    No straws though #bringbackstraws


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    We humans are essentially yeast. We consume and consume and consume and at some point we will choke on our own waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    Just casually looking around the beaches in Hong Kong you'll see plenty of plastic bags and little plastic cups. Why all the people going to the beach don't make that connection between their waste and the waste in the sea is beyond me...
    Exactly and it's not only the beaches but you find plastic everywhere on the floor. I started picking up all the plastic that i find while walking with my dog but every time there is new trash when I return the next day. It's disgusting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia72:
    Exactly and it's not only the beaches but you find plastic everywhere on the floor. I started picking up all the plastic that i find while walking with my dog but every time there is new trash when I return the next day. It's disgusting
    Yes... and once you pick up one, then you size another 10 and suddenly your hands are full and dirty. The sea is downhill from everything.