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Marine endangered species injured or killed from sea garbage every 68 hours

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Over the past year, 129 marine endangered species in Thailand have been injured or killed from sea garbage, which means every 68 hours one of them has been tortured or died from ingesting our rubbish.

Marine specialist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says that, based on data from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources over the past year, 129 marine endanger species in Thailand have been injured or died from rubbish floating in our seas.

“This number just counts the dead marine species found washed up on our beaches. There are many others that aren’t washed up along our coastlines.”

“We must try to decrease the use of plastic because, even you are throwing your plastic straw into a bin, it will likely end up in the sea. Our garbage management is not good enough.”

“Reduce the use of plastic, use natural material alternatives or use recycled plastic to reduce the numbers of avoidable marine deaths.”

 

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