Octopus clutching at straws shows danger of plastic pollutionPosted on January 17, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Straws
Hundreds of drinking straws are being recovered from the waters around Manly Cove by volunteers trying to do something about plastic pollution.
“We pretty much get 1000 kilograms a year from pretty much one spot in Manly Cove,” he said.
“It’s sad in a way. We always hoped that the amount would drop and for a while we thought it was dropping, but all that was happening was that we were getting more efficient at picking up rubbish from that spot.
“So we just widened our search area a little bit and basically produced the same results.”