“In the U.S., lawmakers in New York are working to ban single-use plastic bags, mirroring a ban passed in California in 2016. All of Hawaii’s counties have also instituted anti-plastic-bag policies. Hawaii is also considering banning many disposable products from its restaurants, including styrofoam containers. Individual U.S. cities have also instituted plastic bag and utensil bans.”
A sperm whale found off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, was pregnant and carrying 49 pounds of plastic.