In the latest news, a young seal is being given swimming lessons in order to teach it to swim upright after it became so used to swimming on its back because of a plastic ring stuck around its neck.
The seal was first spotted off the coast of Norfolk with a plastic air vent filter tightly fitted around its neck that was cutting into its flesh.
After treatment at a coastal veterinary group, the seal is making a full recovery, but had he not been found it is likely that the seal would have died a slow and painful death.
The surgeon said that the plastic air vent filter had cut into the seals skin and fat as he had grown bigger.
This is just one story of millions where our carelessness with plastic has affected marine life. According to experts over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to our dumping of plastics in the ocean.
The solution is simple; reduce, re-use and recycle all plastic that you come into contact with.
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