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Avast! Plastic whale beached off Bow

PUBLISHED: 16:27 05 December 2017

Measuring 10m long and weighing 250kg, the whale represents the amount of plastic entering our oceans every second. Picture: Bywaters

Measuring 10m long and weighing 250kg, the whale represents the amount of plastic entering our oceans every second. Picture: Bywaters

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There she blows! There she blows! A hump like a rubbish hill, it’s the plastic whale!

Behold, Mobil Dick: a giant beast sighted off Bow.

The whopping 10 metre-long model has made a splash appearance in Twelvetrees Crescent as part of a campaign against plastic pollution.

It weighs 250kg, representing the bags, bottles and other throwaway things dumped in the oceans every second.

Dubbed Plasticus, the mighty mammal was made in part from plastic provided by River Lea recycling firm Bywaters.

It generated a wave of enthusiasm during its recent UK tour for Sky Ocean Rescue.

Plasticus is on display until Friday, when it heads to warmer climes and travels Europe.

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and model Jodie Kidd revealed Plasticus earlier this year.

“I’ve explored some of the most remote and vast points of the world and yet still witnessed the reach of ocean pollution,” said Sir Ranulph.


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