LOOK: 'Dead whale' serves as wake-up call on plastic pollution

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 11 2017 05:12 PM | Updated as of May 12 2017 09:56 AM

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

Photo of 'dead whale' in Naic, Cavite. Greenpeace handout

MANILA – A massive “dead whale” was unveiled on the shores of Sea Side Beach Resort in Naic, Cavite in an effort to bring attention to the accumulation of plastic trash in bodies of water across the globe.

The whale is made of plastic waste found in the ocean such as plastic bags, containers, sachets and bottles. 

It became viral on social media, sparking conversation on plastic pollution.

“The ASEAN region’s contribution to plastic pollution in the oceans cannot be ignored and is already way beyond alarming. We are taking the ASEAN membership to take this issue with a sense of urgency and demand that our leaders initiate bold steps to address plastic pollution through regional cooperation, exacting corporate responsibility and massive public education,” said Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines.

According to Greenpeace, more than 30 dead sperm whales were found washed up in the shores of Europe in the first quarter of 2016. Large amounts of plastic waste were found in their stomachs.

Late last year, one of them was found in Samal, Davao