A new campaign led by My Green World’s partner charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), calls for action to reduce plastic pollution and protect whales, dolphins and porpoises. #NotWhaleFood is a campaign that launched last month in London, England, and calls for action to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and other marine species from the almost 13 million tons of plastic pollution that enter our oceans every year.
Plastic in Oceans is #NotWhaleFood
Plastic pollution in our oceans poses a real threat to whales and dolphins. 56% of all whale and dolphin species, from small fish-eating dolphins to the largest filter-feeding whales, have been recorded eating marine plastics they’ve mistaken for food. Plastic is #NotWhaleFood. Each and every one of us can help to keep the oceans plastic-free and secure a safe future for these amazing creatures.
Did You Know?
→ One single 1-litre bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world.
→ More than 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold in 2016 across the world.
→ Between 4.8 million and 12.7 million tonnes of plastic leak into the world’s oceans every year. That’s more than the combined weight of every single blue whale on Earth.
→ A single-use plastic bottle that makes its way into the ocean can take 450 years or longer to break down, meaning it lives at least twice as long as a Bowhead whale – one of the longest living creatures on the planet.
→ Up to 80% of litter that makes its way into the oceans comes from our towns and cities.
Plastic is #NotWhaleFood
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