Effects of Plastic on Land

Currently, New Zealand is rated the 10th worst nation for creating urban waste.

If we look at our umbrella project Nature and Plastic it shows we have far more NZ Marine Nature and Plastic obs than for this project.

But what of the plastic waste that never reaches the ocean and is instead confined to land? Are plastics a danger to terrestrial animals too? Keep an eye out for plastic that is impacting on our terrestrial nature.

It's nest building time and some birds build nests using plastic. What are other things that terrestrial critters do with plastic?

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Posted on September 09, 2019 06:36 by tangatawhenua tangatawhenua | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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The purpose of this project is to photograph and document how organisms are affected by plastic in the terrestrial environment of New Zealand. This could be birds constructing nests with straws or bits of plastic, or organisms using plastic as a habitat, or part of their life cycle etc.

For observations of organisms affected by plastic in New Zealand's marine environment, ...more ↓

Mini jacqui-nz created this project on September 05, 2019

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