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Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds

Wide-ranging review finds whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds at mortal risk from marine debris

Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds around the globe, according to a review of…

  • Graham Readfearn
  • The Guardian

Discarded fishing line and nets as well as latex gloves and balloons were also found to be disproportionately lethal when compared with other ocean debris that animals mistakenly eat.

The review, by the Australian government’s science agency, CSIRO, found ingesting plastic was responsible for…

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