Gap Fill - Plastic Pollution - Level 5


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A BBC made a worrying film about the impact plastic pollution is having on in the Tasman Sea near Australia. The team was working on the Lord Howe Island for a called "Drowning in Plastic". They filmed birds that had died because their were full of plastic. The birds starved to . There there was no room in their stomachs for food. The team filmed marine biologists working to try and save the birds. The captured hundreds of chicks and removed plastic from their stomachs to give them a chance of .

A marine biologist explained what was happening. She said the birds were that eat . She said: "They have no to detect...non-plastic, so they eat it." Adult birds feed the plastic to their chicks, not knowing what they are feeding . The biologist said most of the plastic is "entirely ". She said of the plastic could easily be swapped for materials, such as aluminium or . She said: "My own toothbrush is made of bamboo." A BBC TV said: "We saw...90 of plastic come out of one of the chicks."

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