Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds

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Wide-ranging review finds whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds at mortal risk from marine debris

Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds around the globe, according to a review of hundreds of scientific articles.

Discarded fishing line and nets as well as latex gloves and balloons were also found to be disproportionately lethal when compared with other ocean debris that animals mistakenly eat.

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