How plastic is killing Arctic wildlife – Travel Guide vs Booking


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We think of the Arctic as a pristine desert not yet touched by the human hand. These shocking images dissipate that myth in a brutal way. One shows a reindeer that died after becoming entangled in a plastic fishing net, a single piece of plastic debris found in the Arctic. The velvet that covered his antlers was torn away during the creature's desperation. He struggles to free himself, and his corpse is bloodied by his ultimately useless efforts. Other heart-wrenching images show arctic terns, polar bears and seals trapped in nets and plastic ropes. The photos, published by the Norwegian Polar Institute, are a stark reminder that not only turtles and fish can die for the man who dirtied the planet with plastic. Geir Wing Gabrielsen, who wrote a report on the high levels of microplastics in sea ice, told BBC News: "We are finding more and more plastic waste in Svalbard." The northern fulmar reproduces in Svalbard in the late 1970s. , we found very few [pieces of] plastics in their stomachs. "In 2013, when we investigated for the last time, some had more than 200 pieces of plastic in their stomachs. Other creatures are getting entangled in nets dragged along beaches, like reindeer. Some die because they can not release their horns, we find them every year. Tens of thousands of discarded fishing nets have been found in the Norwegian Arctic during the beach. cleanings Fishing nets are a major source of plastic pollution on the Arctic island of Svalbard, with an estimated 80 percent plastic trash from fishing. The strings are often crushed into finer and finer strands, which means that they can be easily swallowed by animals. , there are also other wastes of all kinds from around the world. The researchers found a plastic butter vat from Spain, a yellow plastic strip from the USA. UU., A plastic container of the Azores and plastic buoys of the Florida Keys and Canada. Morrisons leaves the plastic bag 5p Morrisons has joined the other supermarkets & # 39; big four & # 39; To stop offering 5p disposable plastic bags. The move will take out approximately 190 million bags of circulation each year. It comes after Asda said last week that he would stop selling the 5p bags, following the previous decisions of Tesco and Sainsbury. The decision is a victory for the ten-year campaign of the Daily Mail to highlight the dangers of plastic pollution. The introduction of the 5p stock exchange rate in England in October 2015 has reduced the number of used bags delivered by retail chains by more than 80 percent, more than 6 billion a year. Morrison said he would begin eliminating the 5 p bags in March, and added: "We are listening to customers and they are telling us

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