Milan • A 26-foot-old whale was found dead in Sardinia with 48.5 pounds of plastic in his belly, which prompted the World Wildlife Fund to alarm Monday about the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean. 19659002] The environmental group said that garbage from the stomach of spatula included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic plates, shopping bags, confusing fishing lines and bar code packaging that is still readable.
on the northern coast of Sardinia last week, within the enormous marine reserve Pelagos, which was created as a sanctuary for dolphins, whales and other marine inhabitants.
"This is the first time we encountered a gigantic animal with such a huge amount of life," said the Sandusky Seligluga Biology University of Padua, reporting to the Turkish daily La Stampa.
The exam also found that the whale carries a fruit that died and was in the council Decomposition state Experts say that the whale is unable to dig through the huge amount of plastic that has fallen into it, filling two thirds of the stomach
WWF has reported that plastic is one of the greatest threats to marine life and has killed at least others whales that have been plenty from Europe to Asia for the last two years.
Another sperm whale died from the Italian island of Ischia, near Naples, in December last year with plastic bags and thick nylon thread in the stomach, but plastic was not the cause of death.
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To combat this phenomenon, the European Parliament last week adopted a new law prohibiting a wide range of disposable plastic products, including plates and straws, starting in 2021.
Italian environmentalist Sergio Costa complains about the death of a whale and said that this week is proposed to restrict the use of plastics
The law will allow fishermen to bring plastic, stretched out to sea, to land for proper removal, which they now forbid to do . The Costa also promised that Italy would become one of the first countries to impose a ban on the production of plastics for single use in Europe and appealed to mayors of Italian cities and coastal cities with a request to take orders before the law of 2021.
In those years, carefree plastic is one-off, and now we pay the price ", – he said. "The war on disposable plastic began. And we will not dwell on this.