Petition: A sperm whale died swallowing 60 pieces of plastic dumped by Tesco, Carrefour and Aldi.

Posted: November 22, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket suppliers’ plastic, The Guardian, 8 March 2013.

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A sperm whale that washed up in Spain died after swallowing almost 60 different pieces of plastic dumped by the greenhouses that supply Tesco, Carrefour and Aldi.

This 4.5 tonne whale was defeated by 17 kg of plastic waste, including two dozen sections of the transparent sheeting used to cover industrial greenhouses. There’s no excuse for these giant supermarkets’ failure to ensure their suppliers recycle and safely dispose of their deadly waste — but as long as they’re given a free pass, plastic will continue to swamp our oceans each year, and more whales will die.

Tell Tesco, Carrefour and Aldi to make sure their greenhouses recycle or safely dispose of their waste.

Only about 1,000 sperm whales are left in the Mediterranean, and they feed near waters flooded by the greenhouse industry…

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