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21 November 2018, 03:35 | Justin Tyler
Wildlife conservation group WWF and authorities found about 5.9kg of plastic waste in the mammal's stomach, including 115 plastic cups, 4 plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, 2 flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 assorted pieces of plastic.
Indonesia has one of the largest plastic pollution problems in the world.
Around the world, an estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste gets dumped in our seas every year, causing countless marine animals to suffer from either becoming entangled in the material or ingesting it, which leads to suffocation or starvation.
It's hard to know exactly how much is making its way into the ocean, but a 2015 study found that the figure was up to 12.7 million metric tons in 2010 alone. Plastic waste also kills planktons in the sea, depleting it of oxygen - and oceans contribute more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere.
The Indonesian co-ordinating minister of maritime affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said that the government had been shocked into action following the discovery of the whale. He vowed that the government would bolster its efforts to stop plastic from reaching oceans in the near future.
"I'm so sad to hear this", said Pandjaitan.
During an autopsy veterinarians found more than 80 plastic bags in the whale's stomach.
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