Plastic Waste – Digestion Effects on Camels Studied

According to the abstract of study published online in the February 2021 issue of the Journal of Arid Environments by researchers with 5 Gyres Institute Los Angeles, CA, Leap Lab of Los Angeles, CA, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Oslo, Norway and Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, United Arab Emirates “… Ecological impacts of plastic pollution are widespread, in all biomes and geographies. Here, we report the ingestion of anthropogenic waste, primarily plastic bags and rope by dromedary camels … in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which has led to a regional mortality rate of 1% … Due to high winds and the open desert environment, plastic bags and other film packaging escape open waste bins and landfills, traveling long distances; therefore we suggest improved waste management and alternative systems to package and deliver goods throughout the region …” - The web link to the abstract is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic