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    RSS Feed Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags

    The pilot whale vomited five of them as Thai conservation officials tried in vain to save it.

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    I'm not surprised. I live next to a beach in Pattaya and the amount of debris floating in the sea and on the beach is heartbreaking.

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    Plastics are a major problem in the seas across the globe, I was talking to a Vet in the Royal Thai Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Center in Sattahip (Chon Buri) last year and she was telling us that the Navy pick up turtles who have become entangled in various plastics, but more often than not have eaten plastics as they cannot differentiate their food from plastic and thus become ill, they release the turtles that manage to recover, they also run a breeding programme.
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    what a coiencidence i just tried to get the blue plant series today via a link, and watch it seems sir richard did a episode on the plastic menace somewhere carnt wait to watch it might be a quite day tomoz off work and a over indulgence of the blue planet .lol

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    Don't you mean Sir David , Sir Richard died in 2014. lol

    That episode you seek is very profound and sad, seems Thailand is amongst the worst offenders for plastic in the seas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie57 View Post
    Don't you mean Sir David , Sir Richard died in 2014. lol

    That episode you seek is very profound and sad, seems Thailand is amongst the worst offenders for plastic in the seas.
    my mistake you are right been trying to watch it all day on my fire stick now resolved to my lap top episode 3 on its way what a program every child in the uk should watch this and taught in every school get frustated when things dont work lol

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    Had this whale just been to a Thai 7-11?

    You buy even one item in there and a couple of assistants are practically forcing 10 plastic bags around it. The supermarkets are even worse, half-filling bags, double-bagging, etc.

    My wife was stunned on trips to Hong Kong when she wasn't offered any free bags for shopping.

    Has anything changed in Thailand yet like it has here? Any use of recyclables? Any recycling bins?

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    I must admit it is shocking the amount of plastic bags they use in all the retail shops. My local Tesco/Lotus literally throw them at you. My partner informs me that there is a move to try and get recyclable bags introduced later this year. Don't hold your breath.

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    I really hate this and when shopping take my own recyclable bags from the UK or those hessian type bags. But sometimes you buy things on a whim. I tell them to fill up one bag and when it's full, then use another, but they are trained to give a bag for this and another bag for something else.

    At the bread place in TOPS in Thonglor I caused a scene once when asked for the two bread snacky things I wanted to be put into one bag and that's all, instead of a bag for each, definitely no cello tape and not a bigger bag to put the other bags into. Naturally the girl serving didn't have a clue. I finally got her to understand one bag, which she then sealed with the price tag. Sealing these bags is a big no-no for me, but she just couldn't understand, so she went to get some help, another lady came and she had no idea either and my efforts to explain putting the price tag on the side rather then sealing the bag with it failed, so off they went to get someone else, by which time there was quite a queue who were getting restless. Anyway, it was 3rd time unlucky so I gave up and being stubborn, left the bread behind and just continued shopping.

    And why won't these places use paper for bread? The European run places all do, but the more common Thai places won't
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    Don't forget in 2004 'Thailand had a Tsunami and so did Indonesia. May be that's a reason why a whale eat 80 plastic bags.


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    Quote Originally Posted by te2008 View Post
    Don't forget in 2004 'Thailand had a Tsunami and so did Indonesia. May be that's a reason why a whale eat 80 plastic bags.
    I'd be surprised if the wale had any debris inside it dating back 14 years.

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    We're slowly poisoning our food sources, and planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    We're slowly poisoning our food sources, and planet.
    I would replace the word "slowly" with the word "rapidly", Have you lads n lasses checked out the underwater swirling mass of debris / plastics in the Pacific Ocean, reckoned now to be the size of France .
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    yet the US is all paper bags from the first time i went in 1998 ,but the V 8 s outweigh the good .

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    Trust me, watch this short video clip and you can see what we are doing to the planet.


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    Its an absolute disaster and Thailand is no better everything plastic it doesn't need to be for a cost of a bht or two we could have brown paper bags or good strong reusable natural fibre bags. One problem with the latter is a lot of shops do not like you bringing your own bags in that too will need addressing. I try to use all the plastic bags for other things afterwards bin liners etc. and also try to not get so many in the first place. Also I am sure we could replace those polystyrene food containers with card ones at minimal cost if the desire is there.

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