115 plastic cups and two flip-flops found in dead whale\'s stomach
A dead whale washed ashore in eastern Indonesia has a piece of garbage in his belly, including 115 plastic cups and two buckles. flops. Herri Santoso, head of wakatoby National Park, said rescuers found the 10 rotten bodies. The matsuma whale is near Kapota waters in the southeast of sulaweto on Monday. Mr Santoso said the mammals were male, of which 6 kg of the garbage included 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flipped Slippers, nylon bags and over 1,000 other plastic items. The cause of death is still unknown and the body will be buried yesterday because it is rotten. Co-organization of Marine Species Conservation The coordinator of the Indonesian WWF said: \"While we cannot infer the cause of death, the facts we see are indeed terrible. Indonesia, with a population of 0. 26 billion, is the second largest archipelago in the world. According to a study published in the journal Science in January, China\'s largest plastic-contaminated country after that. It produces 3. 2 million tons of poorly managed plastic waste per year, of which 1. The study said 29 million tons eventually fell into the ocean. Cooperation between Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia The Minister for Coordination of Maritime Affairs said the discovery of whales should raise public awareness of the need to reduce the use of plastics and prompt the government to take tougher measures to protect the oceans. \"I am very sorry to hear the news,\" Mr. panjitan said . \". \"Many other marine animals may also be contaminated with plastic waste, which is very dangerous for our lives. The government is working to reduce the use of plastic, he said.