While the blanket term of ‘plastic’ is used to refer to such pollution, many different materials litter the environment, like disposable masks
Birds on all continents with the exception of Antarctica are now living surrounded by human rubbish according to an onlline project called ‘Birds and Debris’. Here, a puffin is seen holding plastic in its bill. Photo: Birds and Debris
The project has been on for four years. The website received photos from all over the world, showing various birds. Nearly a quarter of them showed birds nesting or entangled in disposable face masks. This photo shows waste in a colony of gannets, a type of seabird. Photo: Birds and Debris
Birds and Debris aims to draw attention to the widespread problem of plastic waste in the environment, particularly on birds like these gannets. Photo: Birds and Debris
The researchers say while the blanket term of ‘plastic’ is used to refer to such pollution, many different materials litter the environment, like these masks shown in the photograph. Photo: Birds and Debris
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