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Tesco Implicated in Sperm Whale Death PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ray X   
Monday, 11 March 2013 12:48

What do nine meters of rope, two stretches of hosepipe, a clothes hanger, an ice cream tub, two small flower pots, a plastic spray canister, bits of a mattress, an assortment of plastic bags and two dozen pieces of thick transparent sheeting have in common?

Answer: They were all found inside the stomach of a dead Mediterranean sperm whale.

What makes the death of 4.5 tonne whale news that is local to Ledbury?

Well, according to a Guardian report the whale had swallowed 17 kg of the thick transparent plastic sheeting - plastic used by the Almeria greenhouse industry to produce tomatoes and other vegetables destined for the shelves of Tesco and other UK supermarkets.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 June 2013 12:46