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Russian citizens call for action to prevent another whale jail

Russian citizens call for action to prevent another whale jail

Reports from inside Russia have revealed more than 100,000 petition signers have raised their objections...
WDC’s whale and dolphin sightings programme receives financial boost

WDC’s whale and dolphin sightings programme receives financial boost

WDC’s work to help whale and dolphin populations in Scotland has been given a boost...
One year on – Japan’s return to whaling hurts us all

One year on – Japan’s return to whaling hurts us all

Japanese whalers have slaughtered 223 whales in the 12 months since the Japanese government announced...
Photo exhibition gives stunning insight into beluga move

Photo exhibition gives stunning insight into beluga move

A photographic exhibition at London’s After Nyne Gallery has opened this week giving visitors the...

UK firm announces potential drastic plastic action against staff

Plastic from land often finds its way to the coast

UK A company has announced plans to help ease the problem of plastic pollution by changing staff contracts to try to stop single-use plastic being brought into the workplace.

Anyone ignoring the new rules would receive warnings and could then face the sack.

The company, Intelligent Hand Dryers (IHD), introduced an office ban on all single-use plastic recently, including plastic cutlery, cups and food packaging. They have even provided free fruit and cake as an incentive for staff not to bring plastic-wrapped food items to work.

The problem of single use plastics polluting our oceans is becoming more and more apparent and the issue is a concern for whales and dolphins, many of whom digest the plastic waste or become entangled in it [pollutiomn]

Earlier this year, the EU approved a ban on single-use plastics in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic pollution feeding into rivers and then out to the ocean.

Find out more about how you can help reduce plastic pollution

 

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