Half Med turtles have plastic in bodies

Survey for World Environment Day

(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Half of the turtles in the Mediterranean have plastic in their bodies, Italian environmental studies institute ISPRA said Monday.
    After a year of studying turtles, ISPRA and partners across the Med found plastic in 53% of turtles, 187 live and 424 found dead on beaches.
    Some 63% of those found dead had plastic in their digestive systems.
    The survey was released on the eve of World Environment Day.
   

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