A tale of two beaches and their rubbish problem

What’s rubbish to most of us is a convenience and doesn’t bother Andrew Bolt. He is comforted by the safety of it. 5.4 extra people died his research search tells him. That 0.6 of a person that lived is smiling.(ODT)

The report cited a study that showed researchers found 359 seals became entangled at Seal Rocks off Phillip Island mostly in lost or abandoned fishing nets between 1997 and 2013. However, it said other items including balloons and plastic bags were also a danger for seals.

The Andrews government has now committed to banning lightweight plastic bags by 2019. A reference group will also be established this year to produce a plan for dealing with plastic waste more generally.

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