I received the following sad and shocking email from http://www.bomerangalliance.org today:
Last week, an autopsy carried out on a rare beached whale in Norway revealed it had 30 plastic bags in its stomach. The bags were shown to be from several different countries. This heartbreaking story reminds us that plastic waste in our oceans is a huge international problem and we need urgent action on bags and other plastic items. The longer we wait, the greater the damage.