Pilot Whale dies in Thailand after ingesting 80 plastic bags; watch video

Pilot Whale dies in Thailand after ingesting 80 plastic bags; watch video

An autopsy revealed the shocking amount of plastic pollution lodged in the whale's stomach that was preventing it from eating - slowly starving the 12ft long animal to death.

The whale spit out five plastic bags on Friday and later died, the Marine and Coastal Resources Department said on its website.

Before its death, the whale spat out five plastic bags.

The pilot whale was discovered early last week in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla and received treatment from a team of veterinarians.

A Thai marine official said the pilot whale, which mostly feeds on squid, probably thought the floating bags were food.

Peter Thomson, the U.N. Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, told CBS News, "there is no quick fix to this enormous problem and many processes and methods will be required to correct the wrongs that we have brought upon the ocean with our plastic plague".

From street vendors selling satay to shop clerks putting purchases into multiple bags, Thais use a huge amount of plastic.

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"Without specific goals for reducing plastic consumption and more effective waste management, people do not know what to do, even if they want to do more", said Tara Buakamsri, Thailand country director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

In May, the Thai government said it was considering introducing a tax on disposable plastic shopping bags or introducing biodegradable alternatives to cut down on plastic waste, according to the Bangkok Post.

The United Nations' environmental chief warned in December that humans are dumping eight million tons of plastic into the oceans every year, and it will soon come back to bite us.

Participants at the event pointed out that shoppers in the country still use a lot of plastic bags, and there are not enough facilities to dispose of them.

The theme this year is "Beating Plastic Pollution".

Greenpeace's Tara urged the government to quickly enact regulations.

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