A 10-metre whale - made from plastic recovered from the ocean, beaches and recycling plants – has come to Cardiff as part of its UK tour.
The whale is at Cardiff Bay encouraging the public to make changes to their plastic consumption. More than eight million tonnes of plastic pollution continues to enter the ocean globally every year.
A survey by Sky Ocean Rescue found that Brits are concerned by the UK’s plastic usage and 70% of respondents from Wales are willing to see a similar 5p plastic bag ‘charge’ applied to other single-use plastics such as straws, bottles and cups.
The research highlights a growing awareness around the issue of ocean health and a desire from the Welsh public to see behaviour change.
The whale is made of plastic bags, bottles and other single-use plastics pulled from the ocean, beach cleans and local recycling plants.