At the time of death, the female was pregnant.
Not far from the resort of Porto Cervo in Sardinia, a dead female whale was found – an unborn baby and 22 kilograms of plastic trash were found in her stomach. This was announced on his Facebook page by the Minister of the Environment and the Protection of the Land and Sea of Italy, Sergio Costa.
In the digestive system of the deceased animal , garbage bags, fishing nets, pipes and a washing machine with preserved barcode were found.
Costa recalled that plastic trash affects the environment around the world. At the beginning of the year, a dead whale was found in the Philippines with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in the stomach.
We have used convenient disposable packaging all these years – and today we are paying the price.
Minister of the Environment and the Protection of the Land and Sea of Italy
The minister mentioned the law banning disposable plastic tableware approved by the European Parliament – and promised his subscribers that Italy would be one of the first countries to start observing it.
Over the resolution of the problem of plastic pollution work not only in Europe – for example, it is expected that by March 2020 in the State of New York it will no longer be possible to buy plastic bags, instead of them shops and supermarkets will switch to paper analogues.