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Sea birds Ingesting More Plastic

Saturday September 12th, 2015
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60 percent of all seabirds have ingested plastic

Forecasts suggest that by 2050 99 percent of all seabirds including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins will have ingested plastic. This compares to a figure of less than 5 percent according to surveys taken in 1960. Birds are attracted to brightly coloured plastic bags and bottle tops discharged into the sea from rivers and sewers.

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