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More than 20 kilograms of plastic in the belly of a whale found

environmentalists have found in one of the Sardinian coast, beached whale, 22 kilograms of plastic waste - including plastic plates, shopping bags and cotton swabs.

helper environmental protection organizations have examined in Sardinia, washed-up sperm whale. The reason for his death is likely to be therefore, Inside of his stomach. How the environmental organization World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) announced, were found in the stomach of a sea mammal, 22 kilograms of plastic waste. Members of the organization "Sea Me" that the animal was pregnant.

In the stomach of the whale helpers found, among other things, plastic plates and Cutlery, shopping bags, cotton swabs and the packaging of a detergent with a readable label.

Already last week, the animal in the vicinity of the holiday resort of Porto Cervo was stranded on the Northern coast of Sardinia.

Inside of the whale were found in 22 kilograms of plastic waste.

One of the greatest threats to marine life

The Italian Minister of the environment Sergio Costa spoke at Facebook about the incident: "there Is still someone who says that the are no major problems?"

According to the WWF, have been found in the past two years, at least five whales have died because of plastic in their Interior. The garbage was one of the greatest threats to sea animals and the organization.

just two weeks ago, had been found on the coast of the Philippines, a young whale with 40 kilograms of plastic in the stomach. The animal had swallowed, among other things, 16 rice plastic bags, four bags from the banana growing and a number of shopping bags, such as marine biologists reported.

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