Plastic waste takes up to a thousand year to completely disintegrate. However, we human still throw out plastics on daily basic, this cause major harm to the eco-system. Here are some photos of this catastrophy.
There is no time left for earth. It's groaning under the weight of an ever growing population; it's choking thanks to the plentiful greenhouses gases we're adding to the atmosphere; and it's sinking under its own oceans that melting with each passing day as temperatures climb. We humans have to create our own wake up call and we're hoping these 21 terrifying photos of plastic waste and its effect on the environment force all of us in to action.
Kaswan cautioned in his tweet, 'When cities expand, our dump yards also expand. #Forest land seems easy target for them. This is what our plastic & other waste is doing to wildlife. A marvellous creature on human waste.' While the photo went viral, we hope something actionable comes out of this.
Meanwhile President Macky Sall has launched a 'zero waste initiative to step up efforts against the dumping of waste in public spaces.
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"Your actions can make a difference - secure and properly dispose of trash, take part in coastal cleanups and share information on how to reduce marine debris with others," the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on Facebook.
The even took place at Rudong Yangkou Harbour in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province.
The Facebook post reads, the 'seven-year-old whale was so young that its teeth hadn't come out yet'. The whale, estimated to be about 6 years old, washed up on the Cefalu beaches in Sicily, Greenpeace Italy wrote on Facebook.
The content was later revealed to include: 115 plastic cups, 4 plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, and two flip-flops. The carcass of the mammal was found in the waters, near Kapota Island, Indonesia in the Wakatobi National Park.
The rescue operation that followed had rescuers on a lookout for a bamboo trap from Bihar. According to sources, the rescuers — authorities and birders — are facing several hurdles. There seems to be no nesting area of the bird, a male, as it’s yet to find a female partner.
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This was part of research work an Israeli team was conducting back in February, 2019 in the Israeli resort city of Eilat.
And because of that, it has grown deformed like this. The next time you're around a water body and think it is harmless to throw plastic garbage into it, think again.
“We are mobilizing to get our marine mammal experts and our partners there to get some samples,” Speegle said. “It could be a harmful algal bloom. It could be a number of things,” one scientist explained. Hair loss was also noticed in some seals and whether it's abnormal molting or just a plethora of environmental issues has yet to be established. That said, it's not hard to imagine an upset environment as a precursor of this.
‘An entanglement such as this would impair the penguin’s swimming ability, resulting in starvation or drowning. Both the ribbon and balloons are to blame for this death. These were someone’s balloons. Was it worth it?’ St Kilda Penguins wrote on Facebook.
Sadly, the green sea turtle had no choice but to lay eggs in the middle of the runway of Maafaru International Airport in Noonu Atoll, Maldives.
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