Recently a 50 foot long dead whale has captured the attention of the people all around the world. With a belly full of plastic, the whale was washed up on a beach in Philippines. But the key thing to note here is that the whale was not real, it was an art installation, made completely of plastic. The artificial whale was set up by Greenpeace Philippines.
The incident reminded the world about the dangers of plastic pollution and littering of water bodies. 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year. The quantity of plastic in the ocean is expected to outweigh the fish by 2050. Without proper action against plastic pollution, our oceans will continue to suffer.
We should think this as a wake up call and initiate an immediate action plan against plastic pollution.