Dead Whale full of Plastic

A dead whale that washed up in the Philippines had 40kg (88lbs) of plastic bags inside its stomach, researchers have said. Workers at D’Bone Collector Museum recovered the Cuvier’s beaked whale east of Davao City earlier in March. In a Facebook post, the museum said the animal was filled with “the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale”. There were 16 rice sacks in its stomach, as well as “multiple shopping bags”.

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The incredible whale picture comes from the BBC at

Notably, Indonesia is the second worst polluter of oceans with plastic after China. We are a bit lucky at Heaven on the Planet. We have to clean our beaches in the wet season, but the water is pristine during the long dry season.

We are now using stainless steel straws. But straws are such a weird invention anyway. Why not just drink from the glass?

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