One Minute With: What to do when you're done with cans and masks
Have you ever thought about how untreated plastic waste can trap animals and even endanger their lives?
In an interview with CGTN, Evangelos Achilleos, manager of the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Center, mentioned three types of plastic waste that often do harm to animals: Uncrushed cans, masks with uncut loops and carelessly discarded fishing lines. He suggested that people should discard plastic products appropriately after using them to avoid harms to animals.
"The animal can get their heads caught in here (a can) when they just sniff for the food," he said when talking about the impact of an uncrushed can.
"Lots of animals that get their heads; they get their feet caught in here (the loop of a mask)," he added.
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(Cover image designed by CGTN's Huang Ruiqi and Liu Shaozhen)
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