One in 10 Canadian Freshwater Birds are Polluted with Plastic

A 2016 study suggests Canada’s freshwater birds, just like their ocean-dwelling counterparts, are at risk from our plastic-saturated lifestyles. Scientists are finding bottle caps, coffee cup lids, packing tape wire, foil, Styrofoam pellets in the stomachs of freshwater birds across the country.

While much research has looked at plastic pollution in ocean birds, little is known about Canada’s inland waterfowl.“I’m surprised and not surprised,” said Doug Tozer, an Ontario program scientist at Bird Studies Canada. “You don’t really have to even read the literature, just go down to the beach and this plastic stuff is everywhere.”

From the Source: Environmental Health News…