Red squirrel dies in abandoned plastic jar

The problems of plastic pollution and their horrific effects on the environment have been highlighted in recent months, with many examples of animals from whales, dolphins, fish and turtles to deer and birds that have been directly affected by discarded plastic. Recently, a red squirrel was found by a busy road in Scotland (A939 near Candacraig) that had died after becoming entrapped in an abandoned plastic jar. BBC News, STV News, Mail OnlineThe Scottish Sun, Evening Express. This unfortunate occurrence clearly demonstrates that plants and animals everywhere are directly or indirectly affected by plastic pollution.

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