Animals and birds under increasing threat from plastic waste

Water birds and marine animals particularly at risk, according to new RSPCA findings

Wildlife and pets are under increasing threat from plastic waste and litter, according to new data from the RSPCA, which shows the number of incidents of animals hurt by plastic litter has risen sharply on previous years.

Plastic litter led to 579 cases of damage to wildlife or pets that were reported to the animal charity in England and Wales in 2018, up from 473 in 2015. That rise came against a background of falling damage to animals from other forms of litter, down from 4,968 reported incidents in 2015 to 4,579 last year.

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Source: The Guardian
Animals and birds under increasing threat from plastic waste