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Whale sculpture put up in downtown Zagreb to warn of plastic waste in seas

(Photo: Greenpeace Croatia)

ZAGREB, Oct 17 (Hina) – In a campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the problem of large quantities of plastic waste in seas and oceans, Greenpeace activists put up a sculpture in downtown Zagreb on Wednesday showing two whales covered in plastic waste.

Three and six metres high, the sculptures represent whales emerging from a sea filled with plastic waste. They were made by Italian Greenpeace activists.

(Photo: Greenpeace Croatia)

The sculptures are covered in plastic bags from shopping malls, which underlines the problem of the lack of responsibility in the management of plastic waste in Croatia.

(Photo: Greenpeace Croatia)

Greenpeace campaign director Petra Andric said the campaign was closely related to the adoption of a European directive on disposable plastic bags and was aimed at prompting the Environment and Energy Ministry to see to it that the directive was implemented as soon as possible.

(Photo: Greenpeace Croatia)

The activists called on citizens to sign their petition in Zagreb’s main Ban Josip Jelacic Square or on Greenpeace’s website.

(Photo: Greenpeace Croatia)

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