[MARMAM] Plastic bags and marine animals

Peter Smith wps101 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 1 22:55:40 PDT 2008

Dear MARMAMers,
There have been recent reports in some Australian media and internet discussions that plastic bags do not harm marine animals. This discussion has come about as a result of incorrect information initially claiming that 100,000 animals die from plastic bags when it should have said 100,000 animals die from discarded nets. Certain sectors are now claiming plastic bags are actually harmless. One UK report can be read here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3508263.ece 
Can anyone here help in providing strong evidence that marine animals are killed by plastic bags, how they are killed, or maybe even suggestions that they are not of concern in the marine environment.
Thankyou in advance.
Winston P. Smith
wps101 at hotmail.com
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