A World of Plastic
ANIMAL WELFARE: Turtle deformed from six-pack plastic ring
One fish among this school of burrito grunts (Anisotremus interruptus) has a plastic ring stuck around his head. It looks like the ring has been there for a while, and disease appears to be creeping in at the wound site; this will almost certainly lead to the fish’s eventual demise. Even worse, the plastic ring will remain intact to kill another marine creature, and another, and another.
Plastics dumped in the environment often end up in the ocean… where they last forever. Please pick up any rubbish you see, and reduce the disposable plastic you use.
»A plastic ring wrapped around a fish as it swims in its school
Turtles fighting for fanta bottle cap XD, 2009
- Plastic, The Boycott and Us (plasticisrubbish.wordpress.com)
- Austrian family attempts to go ‘plastic free’ for life (cbc.ca)
- Are Plastics Safe? (menopausemaniac.com)
- Ban the plastic (fijitimes.com)
- Plastic pollution reaches record high in northeast Pacific: study (wantchinatimes.com)
- Bellyfuls Of Plastic A Disturbing Trend (huffingtonpost.ca)
- Birds gobbling up bellyfuls of plastic:study (metronews.ca)
- You Could be Killing Sea Turtles in Your Shower (bellasugar.com)