translated from Spanish: They are in Italy whale dead with plastic in her belly

MILAN (AP) – a whale sperm of 8 metres (more than 26 feet) long was found dead on the coast of Italy with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in his belly, so the World Wildl IFE Foundation sounded the alarm on Monday about the waste in the sea environmental organization said that the waste recovered from the stomach of the whale includes corrugated tube for electrical work, plastic dishes, bags of supermarket, tangled fishing nets and a package of laundry detergent brand and bar code still readable. The female came to Sardinia’s northern coast last week, within the vast marine sanctuary Pelagos which was created as a refuge for dolphins, whales and other marine life.

Friday, March 29, 2019 photography provided by SEAME Sardinia Onlus from a whale being placed in a truck after retrieving it from the island of Sardinia, Italy. (SEAME Sardinia Onlus via AP)

Cinzia Centelegghe, Padova University biologist, said that “it is the first time that we have an animal with a so large amount of garbage”, reported the newspaper La Stampa.El review also determined that the whale was carrying a dead fetus in advanced decomposition. Experts say that the whale was unable to digest calamari due to the large amount of plastic that had ingested and occupied two-thirds of his stomach. The WWF organization said that the plastic is one of the main threats to marine life and, in the last two years, it has killed at least five whales that have ingested it in large quantities in Europe and Asia.Otro sperm whale died in December at the Italian thing of Ischia, near Naples, with plastic bags and nylon inside wire, but the plastic was not the cause of his death.
The WWF said that you between 150,000 and 500,000 tons of plastic objects, and between 70,000 and 130,000 tons of plastic micro end in the seas of Europe each year.

To combat the phenomenon, the European Parliament approved last week a law that prohibits a wide range of single-use plastic products, including dishes and straws, from 2021.El, Minister of environment of Italy, Sergio Costa, mourned the death of the Whale and said that he planned to propose a new law this week to limit the use of plastics. The law would allow fishermen to carry plastic recovered in the sea to the land to dispose of it as it should, which are currently not allowed to do. Costa also swore that Italy will be one of the first countries to implement the law which prohibits single-use plastic, and urged the mayors of Italian cities and coastal towns to adopt the mandate before it enters into force in 2021.” We used plastic Disposable way to carefree in these years and now we pay the price,”he said. “The war against disposable plastics has begun. And we won’t stop here.”

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