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Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in the stomach

In this released photo released by Akademi Komunitas Kelautan than Perikanan Wakatobi (Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy or Acknowledgments…

In this released photo released by Akademi Komunitas Kelautan than Perikanan Wakatobi (Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy or Acknowledgments Wakatobi), researchers gather data from the carcass of a stranded choice at Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dead trap washed in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in the stomach, including drinking buns and flip flops, a park official said Tuesday and caused concern among environmentalists and authorities in one of the world’s largest plastics polluting countries. (Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka, AKKP Wakatobi via AP)

A dead whale washed in land in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in the stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip flops, a park official told Tuesday and caused concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world’s largest plastics pollutants countries.

Rescue officials from Wakatobi National Park found the rat body of 9.5m long sperm whale late Monday near the park in southeastern Sulawesi province after hearing that the villagers began to be slaughtered by the rotten carcasses, said park manager Heri Santoso

Santoso said that WWF scientists and the conservation academy of the park found about 5.9 kg of plastic waste in the stomach of the animal containing 1

15 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip flops, a nylon bag and more than 1,000 other pieces of plastic.

“Although we have not been able to pull the cause of death, the facts we look really terrible are”, says Dwi Suprapti, a conservation coordinator for marine species at WWF Indonesia.

She said it was not possible to determine if the plastic had caused the death of the election due to the animal’s advanced due date.

Indonesia, an archipelago of 260 million people, is the world’s second largest plastic polluter after China, according to a study published in the journal Science in January. It produces 3.2 million tonnes of undamaged plastic waste per year, of which 1.29 million tonnes end up in the sea, the study said.

In this published photo published by Akademi Komunitas Kelautan than Perikanan Wakatobi (Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy or Acknowledgments Wakatobi), researchers collect samples from the carcass of a stranded choice at Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dead trap washed in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in the stomach, including drinking buns and flip flops, a park official said Tuesday and caused concern among environmentalists and authorities in one of the world’s largest plastics polluting countries. (Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka, AKKP Wakatobi via AP)

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Shipping, said the election’s detection should raise public awareness about the need to reduce plastic use and had urged the government to take hard measures to protect the ocean.

“I” I’m so sorry to hear this, says Pandjaitan, who recently struggled for less plastic use. “It is possible that many other marine animals are also contaminated with plastic waste and this is very dangerous for our lives.”

He said the government is making efforts to reduce the use of plastics, including calling for shops not to provide plastic bags for customers and education about the problem at schools nationwide to meet a government’s goal of reducing plastic use by 70 percent by 2025.

“This great ambition can be achieved if people learn to understand that plastic waste is a common enemy”, told The Associated Press.

In this undeaded photo by Akademi Komunitas Kelautan than Perikanan Wakatobi (Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy or Acknowledgments Wakatobi) researchers remove plastic waste from the stomach of a stranded choice at Wakatobi National Park in Southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The dead trap washed in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in the stomach, including drinking buns and flip flops, a park official said Tuesday and caused concern among environmentalists and authorities in one of the world’s largest plastics polluting countries. (Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka, AKKP Wakatobi via AP)


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