Plastic bags from the stomach of a dead minke whale are making the news in the UK. British newspaper Daily Mail has a story on a whale found dead in the English Channel back in 2002. The animal was initially thought to die from natural causes but an autopsy revealed 2 lbs of plastic bags clogging the stomach. If the whales consume enough bags, their stomachs become full, they stop eating and they starve.
Where does your city stand on the issue? Where do you? Craig asks us to go a week without plastic in his Just One Thing Challenge. I find it difficult, personally, but it’s getting easier and easier to remember those canvas sacks, especially after stories like this.