North Sea ‘most polluted’ off Dutch coast

North Sea ‘most polluted’ off Dutch coast
Expatica – Netherlands

North Sea ‘most polluted’ off Dutch coast

15 December 2004

AMSTERDAM — Most birds living off the Dutch coast have plastic in their stomachs, indicating that the region’s water is the most polluted in the North Sea.

The pollution problem is caused by a combination of shipping, industry and consumers, a study indicated on Wednesday.

The European Union report, entitled “Save the North Sea”, found dead birds that wash up on the Dutch coast have on average 50 pieces of plastic in their stomach. Birds washing up in Scotland have 25 bits of plastic in their stomach.

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