Whale You Were Shopping

Whale I’ve got you there. You need to read this.

All jokes aside, this is actually quite serious. On October 15th, less than two weeks ago, a whale washed up on the shore of Tongshi in Taiwan. Marine biologists conducted an autopsy and found enough plastic and fish netting in the whale’s stomach to fill an excavator bucket. (For all who don’t know, that’s the scoop bucket at the front of a bulldozer).
This man-made trash is consumed by whales, sea birds and many other marine animals and causes them to feel full, but as it isn’t digested, causes them to die of malnutrition.

The biologists said the main form of plastic that they found was plastic bags.

Simply put, this is unacceptable, and we are responsible.

Think about your choices.

Plastic bags are not necessary. Make the change.

– Do You Really Need That Drastic Bag?

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think. #plasticisdrastic

Full article at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-27/rubbish-haul-found-in-stomach-of-dead-whale/6886968

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2 thoughts on “Whale You Were Shopping

  1. yang says:

    Plastic bags are seriously not necessary… and i Totally agree with you on this….
    Recently in India , 20 kgs of plastic was surgically removed from a bull’s stomach and largely plastic bags. People should start thinking before using a plastic bag – ask or tell yourself :
    how durable is this plastic? will i be able to reuse it or will it tear off on the way
    Do i really need it? i can probably just carry these few items in hand.
    Where will these plastic bags land?
    Always Carry a tote bag when you heading to buy grocery. Together we can make a big difference

    Like

    • drasticbag says:

      Agree with you completely, Yang! We always have a tote bag with us for grocery shopping or even just in case!
      A further problem is that these plastic bags are killing animals, and then after the animal dies it decomposes or is eaten by other animals, but the plastic bag does not break down and instead continues to kill for possibly hundreds of years!
      It’s up to us to make a difference. It’s simple, people just need to change their habits.

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