99% sea birds will have plastic in their guts by 2050
Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015
60 percent of seabird species like penguins, gulls and albatrosses have plastic
in their gut and by 2050 this may rise to 99 percent, a new study says. The
scientists estimate that 90 per cent of all seabirds alive today have eaten
plastic of some kind. This includes bags, bottle caps, and plastic fibres from
synthetic clothes, which have washed out into the ocean from urban rivers,
sewers and waste deposits.