post

Commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, IMARES has published its new monitoring report on quantities of plastics in stomachs of Northern Fulmars found on Dutch beaches up to year 2013.

Currently, 94% of investigated stomachs of Dutch Fulmars contained one or more plastic particles, and about 52% contained more than the critical level of 0.1 gram plastic. North Sea governments have set a policy target where this percentage is reduced to below 10%.

Dear all    /   beste allemaal

We have recently published a new IMARES-report, updating our time series of Fulmar plastic ingestion monitoring in the Netherlands. The link to a full download of the report (and a range of other issues) can be found at the familiar dossier site www.wageningenur.nl/plastics-fulmars .  We hope this will stimulate the continued support from all those people surveying beaches and other co-workers! Without such help, this sort of study would be impossible, so thank you all very much!

 

With thanks to Fabiano of Global Garbage

 

 

BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.

2 thoughts on “Fulmers full of plastic…

Leave a Reply