A big problem, a clear message our seas are in trouble.
And sky ocean rescue has created a whale with a tail to raise awareness of the impact on actions are having.
It was inspired by a whale found stranded on the Norwegian coast.
Scientists discovered its intestines were completely blocked with plastic bags, more than 30 of them. Some clearly from English waters.
The whales believed that they were eating jellyfish.
Many creatures like whales and dolphins and turtles and fish and seabirds, they’re eating all this plastic that were chucking away,
and they are starving because they’ve got so much plastic in their stomach.
It’s hoped the whale will encourage people to think about and change their behavior.
The whale is made from single-use plastics that’s the kind of stuff that we use once and throw away,
so water bottles, shower bottles, plastic bags, straws and when these get in the oceans they don’t biodegrade.
Now this whale is made from 250 kilograms of the stuff that’s how much plastic is added to the ocean every second.
A survey by Sky Ocean Rescue found 66 percent of people willing to see a charge for single-use plastics like the 5 pence plastic bag charge.
It’s a cost supported by many.
I’m here today to try and get people to do little things in their lives everyday lives,
they’re all add up to a massive massive thing and can really help,
which is like using instead of using all these plastic bottles you know getting one of these reusable water bottles and little things like that.
The plastic whale will tour the UK over the next two weeks visiting popular beach and water fronts and city centers.
Glinting in the sunlight, it presents a pretty picture of an ugly truth.
If we continue to use these plastics at this rate, by 2050, they will take up more of our oceans than the fish.